1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data The plates of a parallel-plate capacitor are maintained with constant voltage by a battery as they are pulled apart. During this process, the amount of charge must.... (decrease , increase , remains the same) 2. Relevant equations C=Q/V C=E0(Area/Distance) 3. The attempt at a solution I know the answer but i don't know how to do it. Basically if area is increased , capacitance increases because they are directly proportional. if capacitance increases then charge increases also because they are directly proportional. The answer is decrease by the way.