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Read the following directions carefully and answer the questions and mark as follows:

A circle circumscribes a square. What is the area of the square?

1. Radius of the circle is given.

2. Length of the tangent from a point 5-cm away from the centre of the circle is given.

- If any one of the statements alone is sufficient to answer the question.
- If both statements individually are sufficient to answer the question.
- If both statements together are required to answer the question.
- If both statements are not sufficient to answer the question.

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- If any one of the statements alone is sufficient to answer the question.

From statement 1 :-

Radius is given, hence '2 * radius' will be diagonal of square. Therefore, we can find area of square.

From statement 2 :-

In the statement, tangent only touches circle at a single point, hence 5 cm is actually radius of the circle. Thus, we can find diagonal of the square and finally we can obtain the required area.

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