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If A and C are points in a plane, C is the center of circle O, and the length of line segment AC is x, does point A lie outside circle O ?

(1) The circumference of circle O is xπ.
(2) The area of circle O is xπ.
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Perimeter of circle is 2*pi*r. From first statement we can find out that x is the diameter of circle so point A has to be outside of the circle.

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If A and C are points in a plane, C is the center of circle O, and the length of line segment AC is x, does point A lie outside circle O ?

Notice that point A will be outside the circle if the radius of the circle is less than x (the distance between the center of the circle and point A). So, the question basically asks whether \(r<x\).

(1) The circumference of circle O is xπ --> \(2\pi{r}=x\pi\) --> \(2r=x\) --> \(x>r\). Sufficient.
(2) The area of circle O is xπ --> \(\pi{r^2}=x\pi\) --> \(x=r^2\). If \(x=4\) and \(r=2\) then the answer is YES but if \(x=\frac{1}{4}\) and \(r=\frac{1}{2}\) then the answer is NO. Not sufficient.

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