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# write a function named minutes..timedelta

little confused here none of the videos I've seen have touched on how to do this. ty

minutes.py
```import datetime

def minutes (day1, day2):
timedelta = day2 - day1
return abs(timedelta.total_seconds())
```

Your function currently returns the number of seconds. Try converting the seconds to minutes, then rounding the number of minutes by using the `round` function. For example, `round(0.9)` gives the result `1`.

Using the `abs` function is unnecessary in this case, since the challenge specifies that the first parameter refers to the older datetime.

Hey there, I also got stuck on this.

Looking at yours, you are good up to the return. Here's the steps I used in the exercise:

1. Import datetime - which you've done
2. Create the function with two dates - which you've done
3. Create a timedelta using the two dates - which you've done
4. Get total seconds and store it for use - Think about how you stored your timedelta. Can you do the same for total seconds?
5. Convert total seconds into minutes. This is a simple case of storing the output from a maths equations to convert seconds to minutes.
6. Round up your mins - Using your stored mins, this becomes a simple 'round' call on the mins you stored.

Hope that's of use. (I suspect I'm too late and you've long since completed it.) :)