# Activity 7 - Drawing a figure 8

Great! Now let’s make a figure 8 as the first step to making a mandala flower! A figure 8 is just two circles that are opposite to each other.
To do this we can make use of the `turtle.circle(x)`

method, which takes an integer `x`

as the radius of the circle. (You may recall that `2 * radius`

is how wide the circle is.) Having the radius as an **argument** means we can decide how big or small the circle should be.

```
import turtle
turtle.circle(20)
```

In the above example, the circle is 40 pixels wide and the circle is drawn in a counterclockwise direction. If the argument to `turtle.circle()`

is negative, then the circle is drawn in a clockwise direction and it is opposite to the original version.

Using this information, create a new function called `figure_8()`

which draws a figure 8.