In 1998 there were 1505 daily newspapers in the country. By 2005, there were only 1456 daily newspapers.

a. Write two ordered pairs of the form (years after 1998, number of daily newspapers) for this situation.

b. The relationship between years after 1998 and numbers of daily newspapers is linear over this period. Use the ordered pairs from part (a) to write an equation for the

line relating years after 1998 to numbers of daily newspapers.

c. Use the linear equation in part (b) to estimate numbers of daily newspapers in 2001.

a. The two ordered pairs are

(Use a comma to separate the two ordered pairs.)