This might seem like a very silly question, but oh well: what is the significance of the number b in x2 + bx?
x^2 + bx , that is
It just means you multiply x times b
So, if you knew that b was, say, 12, then you would have:
x^2 + 12 × x
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if the equation is x^2 + bx = 0, then b is the negative location of the second root (the first being 0). In other words, -b is a root of the equation.
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The larger b is, then the parabola is bent more upward as you go right?
Just a guess.
If b is negative then the parabola is bent more downward as you go right?
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You're thinking of when it is something like bx².
When it is x² + bx, the graph shifts more to the left as b increases and more downward as |b| increases.
Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.