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We derive the mean-field equations for this stochastic model and show that, by examining a snapshot of the distribution at the steady state of the model, we are able to determine the extent to which link deletion has taken place and estimate the probability of deleting a link. Applying our model to actual Web graph data provides evidence of the extent to which link deletion has occurred. We also discuss a problem that frequently arises in estimating the power-law exponent from empirical data and a few possible methods for dealing with this, indicating our preferred approach. 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