A good answer might be:

Six lines radiating from a center.

Basic Star

Let us first write an applet that draws the basic 6-pointed star. This will get the details of writing an applet out of the way and will clear up the geometry. Here is the first version:

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Think of this figure as six lines that radiate from a center (not three crossed lines).


(Review: ) When you write an applet, what class do you extend?