Problem: When a 63 kg cheerleader stands on a vertical spring, the spring compresses by 5.8 cm. when a second cheerleader stands on the shoulders of the first, the spring compresses an additional 4.8 cm.What is the mass of the second cheerleader?

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When a 63 kg cheerleader stands on a vertical spring, the spring compresses by 5.8 cm. when a second cheerleader stands on the shoulders of the first, the spring compresses an additional 4.8 cm.

What is the mass of the second cheerleader?

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