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# Python: Reads a date and prints the day of the date

## Python Basic - 1: Exercise-46 with Solution

Write a Python program that reads a date (from 2016/1/1 to 2016/12/31) and prints the day of the date. Jan. 1, 2016, is Friday. Note that 2016 is a leap year.

Input:
Two integers m and d separated by a single space in a line, m ,d represent the month and the day.

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Sample Solution:

Python Code:

``````# Import the 'date' class from the 'datetime' module
from datetime import date

# Prompt the user to input the month and date separated by a single space
print("Input month and date (separated by a single space):")

# Take user input for month and date, and convert them to integers
m, d = map(int, input().split())

# Define a dictionary mapping weekdays' numeric representation to their names
weeks = {1: 'Monday', 2: 'Tuesday', 3: 'Wednesday', 4: 'Thursday', 5: 'Friday', 6: 'Saturday', 7: 'Sunday'}

# Calculate the ISO weekday for the given date using 'date.isoweekday' method
w = date.isoweekday(date(2016, m, d))

# Print the name of the date based on the calculated weekday
print("Name of the date: ", weeks[w])

``````

Sample Output:

```Input month and date (separated by a single space):
5 15
Name of the date:  Sunday
```

Explanation:

Here is a breakdown of the above Python code:

• The code imports the "date" class from the "datetime" module.
• It prompts the user to input the month and date separated by a single space.
• The input for the month and date is taken, and both are converted to integers.
• A dictionary (weeks) is defined to map numeric representations of weekdays to their names.
• The ISO weekday for the given date (2016, m, d) is calculated using the date.isoweekday method.
• The code prints the name of the date based on the calculated weekday.

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