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I'm doing a question on aircraft propulsion technology and i'm stuck.

The question is:

'If the mass of air through a propeller is 1000 Kg/s, the aircraft's velocity is 100 m/s and the slipstream velocity is 120 m/s, calculate the thrust?

Attempt at answer:

Surely if F = ma then the equation should be F = 1000 * 100 = 10000 Kg/s

But I don't think this is the right answer as I have not taken the slipstream velocity in to consideration.

The only other equation I can find is

F = (m dot * V)e - (m dot * V)0 + (pe - p0) * Ae

But I don't have pe or p0 or Ae neither do I understand what they are.

Can someone please steer me in the right direction?

Thanks