I have been tasked with determining the feasibility of The Rock's jump in the movie 'Skyscraper' I am using projectile motion equations to determine it, but have gotten stuck whilst calculating my horizontal and vertical velocity. However, the values I have been getting have not been close to satisfying a vector sum for the total velocity. My calculations are listed as below:
Distance Run= 26 metres
Time Taken= 3.03 seconds
Horizontal Velocity = distance/time = 36/3.03 = 8.58m/s
I calculated the angle of the jump to be 70 degrees, from a snippet of the movie, and the maximum height of the jump to occur after 0.73 seconds
Velocity= vsinangle + gravity* time
The sum of the vectors is 16.19m/s, which does not satisfy a Pythagorean triangle.
I am wondering where I have gone wrong, and what I have to do to solve for the initial velocity.