**Family of Parabolas** **$y=x²+c$****: Vertical Shift**

The basic quadratic function $y=x^2$ with the addition of $C$ yields the function $y=x^2+c$

The meaning of $C$ is the vertical shift of the function upwards or downwards.

If $C$ is positive: the function will rise by the number of steps shown in $C$.

If $C$ is negative: the function will descend by the number of steps shown in $C$.