Two engineers are disagreeing on the following issue. Can anyone assist in providing a 3rd opinion? The question relates to the force required to compress a simple helical compression spring. Assume a compression spring is resting on a work table in absolute pressure of approximately 14.7 PSI. The spring requires 50 pounds of force to compress the spring. Next, assume the same spring was submerged in 10,000 PSI hydraulic fluid. What would be the force required to compress the spring? One engineer has a simple math formula to solve the problem.....while another engineer has a more complex math formula to solve the problem.