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The pilot of a plane looks at her speedometer to see that she is traveling at 165 km/h and she is heading north. An observer on the ground looks at the plane and it appears to be going 145 km/h. What is the velocity of the wind that is affecting the plane?

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    Vw = 165 - 145 = 20km/h.

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