posted by Kelly on .
Michael Jordan, formerly of the Chicago Bulls basketball team, has some fanatic fans. They claim that he is able to jump and remain in the air for two full seconds from launch to landing. Evaluate this claim by calculating the maximum height that such a jump would attain. For comparison, Jordan's maximum height has been estimated at about one meter.
He has to jump 9.81/2 = 4.905 meters
Since we are told his maximum jump is only one meter then
the claim is false.
answer is 4.9 m