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

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 .