I get why you can move the curve for (a*(x-b))^2 where ever you want horizontally and then stretch as you want and it stays in the same place. Why does (ax-b)^2 behave any differently(and rather weirdly)?
I get how the parentheses force the order in the first one. I want to know the reasoning behind why the second one functions (pun intended) the way it does. Please explain in as detail and verbosely as you wish. Thanks.