Problem: An airplane has a mass of 1.6×106 kg, and the air flows past the lower surface of the wings at 94 m/s. If the wings have a surface area of 1300 m2, how fast must the air flow over the upper surface of the wing if the plane is to stay in the air?

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An airplane has a mass of 1.6×106 kg, and the air flows past the lower surface of the wings at 94 m/s. If the wings have a surface area of 1300 m2, how fast must the air flow over the upper surface of the wing if the plane is to stay in the air?

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