Nozzle/Diffuser equation for compressible flow

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I was reading a bit about comrpessible flow and I came upon a problem, there's a diffuser which has air at Ma=0.9 at its inlet and the air comes out at 0.65, how should I go about finding the ratio of the inlet and outlet areas?

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I know It's related to this equation but I'm unsure about how to use it (Should I turn Ma^2 into V terms or should I just use the Ma number at the outlet?)
 

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cjl
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Since your desired parameters are in terms of mach number, there's no reason to complicate things by turning it into a velocity. Just use the mach number directly.
 

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