16.3Xr16-03To determine how the number of housingstarts is affected by mortgage rates an…

16.3Xr16-03To determine how the number of housingstarts is affected by mortgage rates an economistrecorded the average mortgage rate and the num-ber of housing starts in a large county for the past10 years. These data are listed here.Rate8.5 7.8 7.6 7.5 8.0Starts115 111 185 201 206Rate8.4 8.8 8.9 8.5 8.0Starts167 155 117 133 150