# turtle.distance() function in Python

• Last Updated : 26 Nov, 2021

The turtle module provides turtle graphics primitives, in both object-oriented and procedure-oriented ways. Because it uses tkinter for the underlying graphics, it needs a version of Python installed with Tk support.

## turtle.distance()

This method is used to return the distance from the turtle to (x,y) in turtle step units.

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Syntax : turtle.distance(x, y=None)

Parameters:

x: x coordinate of Vector 2DVec.

y: y coordinate of Vector 2DVec.

This method can be called in different formats as given below :

```distance(x, y) # two coordinates

distance((x, y)) # a pair (tuple) of coordinates

distance(vec) # e.g. as returned by pos()

distance(mypen) # where mypen is another turtle```

Below is the implementation of the above method with some examples :

Example 1 :

## Python3

 `# importing package``import` `turtle` `# print the distance``# before any motion``print``(turtle.distance())` `# forward turtle by 100``turtle.forward(``100``)` `# print the distance``# after a motion``print``(turtle.distance())`

Output :

```0.0
100.0```

Example 2 :

## Python3

 `# importing package``import` `turtle` `# print distance (default)``print``(turtle.distance())` `for` `i ``in` `range``(``4``):``    ` `    ``# draw one quadrant``    ``turtle.circle(``50``,``90``)``    ` `    ``# print distance``    ``print``(turtle.distance())`

Output :

```0.0
70.7106781187
100.0
70.7106781187
1.41063873243e-14 ```

Example 3:

## Python3

 `# importing package``import` `turtle` `# print distance with arguments``# in different formats``print``(turtle.distance(``3``,``4``))``print``(turtle.distance((``3``,``4``)))``print``(turtle.distance((``30.0``,``40.0``)))`

Output :

```5.0
5.0
50.0```

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