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The shadow of Kate is cast on a wall by a light on the ground, which is d meters from the wall. Kate is 162 centimeters tall and is 3 meters from the wall. Express d (in meters) as a function of the height of the shadow, h (in meters). Homework Help ✎

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