# Does the point (–2.5, 3.5) lie inside, outside or on the circle $x^2 + y^2 = 25$ ?
$\begin {array} {1 1} (A)\;\text{ lies inside the circle} & \quad (B)\;\text{ lies outside the circle} \\ (C)\;\text{ lies on the circle} & \quad (D)\;\text{ none of the above} \end {array}$