# Thread: How far can we jump??

1. Ok so I need you guys to settle a bet for me. Last night I got into a big argument with some people about how far somebody can jump.

We were on the 8th floor of a building and someone was trying to say that you could jump out far enough to reach the building next door before you hit the ground. The building was about 10 meters away so I think its pretty stupid but if im wrong im wrong.

Ok so rules:
Its the 8th floor of a building
You can get a run up as far as you want
Theres no hand rail
Dead still day, no wind at all

How far out do you think you would land from the building?

Thanks

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3. Originally Posted by winkipedia, for Long Jump
Some jumps over 8.95 meters have been officially recorded (8.99 meters by Mike Powell himself, 8.96 meters by Ivan Pedroso), but were not validated since there was either no reliable wind speed measurement available, or because wind speed exceeded 2.0 m/s.
So lets just say, that the friend jumping is a perfectly very good athelete, and if he smashed into the other building he would survive. "assumming"

So let just say after the 9th meter, ur X velocity that remained (Horizontal to the ground), would need to bring u 1m along x axis, before *coughs* he falls 8 stories worth.... so im not so sure, but it seems highly possible to reach the next building, since X velocity will be definatly above 1...
But how u land is a differant question altogether.

Here is something from road runner... if only we can be like him at times 8)

4. i dont understand how he would even keep any forward movement after like 2 stories??

How he lands really doesnt matter haha we all assumed youd die.

10m forward..... its a long way...

5. read my winki quote... for LONG JUMP... LOL assumming he had a long running distance for a long jump... 9 meters without any change in "alttitude" is possible... the remainning 1m is =X

6. oh ok i think i just misunderstood. thanks

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