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Thursday Code Puzzler: How Many Weekends?

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Thursday is code puzzler day here at DZone. The idea is simple: solve the coding problem as efficiently as you can, in any language or framework that you find suitable.

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How Many Weekends?

Write a function that takes two dates and returns the number of weekends between those dates. If either of the start or end dates is a weekend, you can count that. And whether it's a Saturday or Sunday (doesn't need to include both), it counts.

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