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Write a function named minutes that takes two datetimes and, using timedelta.total_seconds() to get the number of second
I could not spot any problem in my code.
import datetime def minutes(datetime1,datetime2): return round(datetime2.total_seconds()/60) - round(datetime1.total_seconds()/60)
Jeff MudayTreehouse Moderator 26,999 Points
You have the idea mostly right-- let's build on that.
The issue comes from
datetime objects which don't have a
total_seconds() method. So your code would throw errors. The
timedelta object is a bit different than a
datetime object. And the timedelta object has the
>>> import datetime >>> # time is midnight on Feb 22, 2021 >>> datetime1 = datetime.datetime(2021, 2, 22) >>> datetime1 datetime.datetime(2021, 2, 22, 0, 0) >>> datetime1.total_seconds() Traceback (most recent call last): File "<pyshell#23>", line 1, in <module> datetime1.total_seconds() AttributeError: 'datetime.datetime' object has no attribute 'total_seconds'
Now let's create a second datetime object datetime2
>>> # create a datetime the same day at 3:00 AM >>> datetime2 = datetime.datetime(2021,2,22,3,0) >>> datetime2 datetime.datetime(2021, 2, 22, 3, 0)
Let's create a
timedelta object by subtracting the two times. We can see
total_seconds() method works on the
>>> tdelta = datetime2 - datetime1 >>> type(tdelta) <class 'datetime.timedelta'> >>> tdelta.total_seconds() 10800.0
Spolier alert... don't look at the solution if you want to solve it yourself!
Good luck with your Python journey!
def minutes(datetime1, datetime2): tdelta = datetime2 - datetime1 # calculate the time delta here return round( tdelta.total_seconds()/60 ) # convert to minutes, and round
Thanks Jeff, that helps me a lot