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The shadow of Kate is cast on a wall by a light on the ground, which is meters from the wall. Kate is centimeters tall and is 3 meters from the wall. Express  (in meters) as a function of the height of the shadow, (in meters).  

1. Label the drawing.
2. Convert Kate's height to meters.
3. You have two similar triangles. Write a proportion with and .
4. Solve for .