When it is x² + bx, the graph shifts more to the left as b increases and more downward as |b| increases.]]>

Just a guess.

If b is negative then the parabola is bent more downward as you go right?]]>

So, if you knew that b was, say, 12, then you would have:

x^2 + 12 × x

]]>x^2 + bx , that is

]]>This might seem like a very silly question, but oh well: what is the significance of the number b in x2 + bx?

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