The letters $A, B$ and $C$ are used to form every possible three letter ``word.'' When these ``words'' are arranged in alphabetical order and numbered so that $AAA$ is Word 1 and $CCC$ is Word 27, what number will correspond to the position of word $BAB$ on the list?
There is probably a smart way of doing this, but I'm just going to list the 27 "words."
So the answer is 11.
I guess the "smart" way of doing this is recognizing that numbers 1-9 start with A, 10-18 start with B, and 19-27 start with C. BAB is the 2nd word that starts with B, so 9+2=11.