1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data The electric field intensity at a point between two large parallel plates is 4.8 × 102 N/C. What does the electric field become, as a result of each of the following changes, considered separately (the plates are isolated), (a) when the distance between the plates is halved when the plates are connected together by a conducting wire 2. Relevant equations E=kq/d^2 E= V/d E=kq/q 3. The attempt at a solution There are many different formulas for electric field intensity. In the first formula, it is inversely proportional to the square of the distances That would give 4.8* 10^2 divided by 4. The answer says E is independent of d. Where did they get that? When the plates are connected , the electric field will be zero because it is connected to one another and would act as a conductor?