# Function and turtle help

Scott W Dunning swdunning at cox.net
Fri Feb 21 05:41:06 CET 2014

```Hello,

I am trying to make a function that allows me to color in a star that was drawn in Turtle.  I just keep having trouble no matter what I do.  I’ll post the code I have for the star (just in case).  The ultimate goal is to create a script that’ll draw the American flag (we’re learning this piece by piece in class.  So, I need to create a function that will color in the star that I can call multiple times for each star.  Any help is greatly appreciated!

Scott

from turtle import *
from math import sin, sqrt, radians

showturtle()
def star(width):
A = (2*width)/(3+sqrt(5))
penup()
left(18)
penup()
forward(R)
pendown()

left(162)
forward(A)
right(72)
forward(A)

left(144)
forward(A)
right(72)
forward(A)

left(144)
forward(A)
right(72)
forward(A)

left(144)
forward(A)
right(72)
forward(A)

left(144)
forward(A)
right(72)
forward(A)

penup()
left(180-18)
penup()
forward(R)
penup()
left(180-18)
pendown()
showturtle()
star(500)
```