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Python: Get the date of the last Tuesday

Python Datetime: Exercise-19 with Solution

Write a Python program to get the date of the last Tuesday.

Sample Solution:

Python Code:

from datetime import date
from datetime import timedelta
today = date.today()
offset = (today.weekday() - 1) % 7
last_tuesday = today - timedelta(days=offset)
print(last_tuesday)

Sample Output:

2017-05-02 

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