(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

I need to find Vi, knowing the following:

Δt=6/Vi cos40

Viy=Vi sin40

Δy=4m

ay=-g = -9.8m/s^2

2. Relevant equations

Quadratic: x= [-b +/- √(b^2-4ac)]/2a

Kinematic equation to be used: Δy=ViyΔt + 1/2ayΔt^2

3. The attempt at a solution

Δy=ViyΔt + 1/2ayΔt^2

4=(Vi sin40)(6/Vi cos40) -4.9(6/Vi cos40)^2

This is where I'm stuck, I don't know how to continue the problem and solve for Vi.

EDIT: I solved for Vi and got and answer of 9.9m/s, but according to my teacher, the correct answer should be 17.05m/s, so I'm definitely making a mistake somewhere in the algebra.

Thanks

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