well, the quadratic has a leading term with a positive coefficient, meaning is a parabola opening upwards, like a “bowl”, comes from above down down down, reaches a U-turn, namely the vertex, and goes back up up up.

so the minimum value is at the vertex of course, and the minumum is well, just the y-coordinate of the vertex, 8.

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well, the quadratic has a leading term with a positive coefficient, meaning is a parabola opening upwards, like a “bowl”, comes from above down down down, reaches a U-turn, namely the vertex, and goes back up up up.

so the minimum value is at the vertex of course, and the minumum is well, just the y-coordinate of the vertex, 8.