Caitlin is designing a railing for a set of stairs. The railing will begin at a height of \( 36 \) inches and follow the slant of the stairs, which decreases \( 9 \) inches for every \( 12 \) horizontal inches.
A drawing of the side view of a set of \( 4 \) stairs. There are lines drawn to show a railing that is at the highest point of the stairs and labeled \( 36 \) inches.
Which function can represent the height, y, of the railing in inches according to the horizontal distance in inches, \( x , \) from the top of the stairs?
A.y \( = - 3 / 4 x + 36 \)
B.y \( = - 3 x + 36 \)
C.y \( = 3 / 4 x + 36 \)
D.y \( = 3 x + 36\)