#### Answer

$-18$

#### Work Step by Step

1) The graph of the quadratic function $f(x) = ax^2+bx+c$ is a parabola that opens:
(a) Upward when $a \gt 0$ and its vertex has a minimum value.
(b) Downward when $a \lt 0$ and its vertex has a maximum value.
On comparing $f(x)=2x^2+12x$ with $f(x) = ax^2+bx+c$, we get: $a=2, b=12,c=0; a \gt 0$. We can see that the given function shows a graph of a parabola that opens upward.
2) The coordinates of the vertex of a quadratic function $f(x) = ax^2+bx+c$ are given by: $\displaystyle(\frac{-b}{2a}, f(-\frac{2}{a}))$
Thus, the minimum value at $x$ can be expressed as: $x=\displaystyle \frac{-b}{2a}=\frac{-(12)}{2(2)}=-3$
Therefore, the minimum value is: $f(-3)=(2)(-3)^2+(12)(-3)=-18$