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In summary, the conversation discusses finding the coordinates of a point Q on a perpendicular line from point P to line l_1. The speaker is looking for a single equation that can describe the coordinates of point Q, and suggests using one of the methods mentioned to find an expression for Q in terms of P and l_1.

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The process for finding the position of a point on a line involves determining the coordinates of the point and using the slope of the line to calculate the distance from the point to the origin.

The formula for finding the position of a point on a line is y = mx + b, where m is the slope of the line and b is the y-intercept.

The slope of a line is used to find the position of a point by determining the ratio of the change in y-coordinates to the change in x-coordinates between two points on the line. This ratio represents the rate at which the line is increasing or decreasing.

Yes, the position of a point on a line can be negative. This occurs when the point is located below the x-axis, resulting in a negative y-coordinate.

Other factors that can affect the position of a point on a line include the y-intercept, the direction of the line (positive or negative slope), and the distance of the point from the origin.

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