Collection of Algebra BABs (AlgeBABs)

In general, BABs are Basic Arithmetic Bits; however, Algebra related BABs are called Basic Algebra Bits (or Beginning Algebra Bits).

The following Algebra related BABs are listed in newest-to-oldest order.

[milestone] The 100th AlgeBAB was posted on 25 November 2008.

[milestone] The 200th AlgeBAB was posted on 18 August 2011.

  1. Linear Function Sighting at SCC [07 November 2017]
  2. Maricopa County Linear Population Growth [27 March 2017]
  3. Chicago Starts a Bag Tax [01 February 2017]
  4. What is a Fortnight? [16 October 2016]
  5. @Nanofoo Tweet Count Hits 8700 [03 October 2016]
  6. Chicken Nuggets Recall [28 September 2016]
  7. SCC Enrollments Keep Falling [12 September 2016]
  8. @Nanofoo Tweet Count Hits 8400 [11 June 2016]
  9. @Nanofoo Tweet Count Hits 8300 [09 May 2016]
  10. Barge Loader Lyle Sutton Moves To Lisle [03 May 2016]
  11. Edith Foogooman Owns a Farm [28 April 2016]
  12. @Nanofoo Tweet Count Hits 8100 [02 March 2016]
  13. 3.2 Billion Internet Users (part II) [25 February 2016]
  14. @Nanofoo Tweet Count Hits 8000 [27 January 2016]
  15. Planet 9? [22 January 2016]
  16. Is Lyft a Uber? [08 January 2016]
  17. The Case of The Accidental Double, Triple, Quadruple, Quintuple [04 January 2016]
  18. 3D-Printed Houses [21 September 2015]
  19. 5000% Increase For AIDS Pill [19 September 2015]
  20. @Nanofoo Tweet Count Hits 7600 [17 September 2015]
  21. Safe Primes [14 September 2015]
  22. 1.65 Lies Per Day? [01 September 2015]
  23. Airport Taxi Rates (August 2015) [23 August 2015]
  24. Elephant Height Is a Function of Foot Diameter [14 August 2015]
  25. Modelling Domestic Violence In the U.S. [03 August 2015]
  26. Birth Rates and Death Rates On 12 March 2015 [11 May 2015]
  27. Robot Makes Burgers in 10 Seconds [09 May 2015]
  28. The 420 Linear Function [21 April 2015]
  29. Good Beer Keeps Getting Close To SCC [10 April 2015]
  30. Smartphone Usage is Growing [04 March 2015]
  31. @Nanofoo Tweet Count Hits 7000 [25 February 2015]
  32. The Q of t Function [20 February 2015]
  33. Benford's Law [25 December 2014]
  34. @Nanofoo Tweet Count Hits 6500 [06 September 2014]
  35. Gift Cards [26 August 2014]
  36. Algebraic Thinking in 4th-Grade [22 August 2014]
  37. @Nanofoo Tweet Count Hits 6300 [02 July 2014]
  38. Missouri Used as an Arithmetic Expression [05 June 2014]
  39. Mississippi Used as an Arithmetic Expression [05 June 2014]
  40. Reading a Graph [23 April 2014]
  41. Interpreting Function Equations [19 April 2014]
  42. About Google Cloud Pricing [27 March 2014]
  43. The Cost of Bananas is a Function of Weight [12 February 2014]
  44. President Obama Wants To Increase Minimum Wage [30 January 2014]
  45. Four is a Factor of Fifty-Six [26 January 2014]
  46. The Cost of Housing an Inmate is a Function of Time [21 January 2014]
  47. A Bit More About the Number 3773 [09 January 2014]
  48. Powerful Numbered Ages [26 December 2013]
  49. Portillo's [26 December 2013]
  50. MBNA Now Checks For Odd Squares (Centered Octagonal Numbers) [16 December 2013]
  51. Pi Day 2014 is 90 Days Away [14 December 2013]
  52. Coldest Temperature on Earth [11 December 2013]
  53. Simplifying Algebraic Expressions [22 October 2013]
  54. Exponential, Logarithm and Inverse Functions [13 October 2013]
  55. Fermat Numbers [17 September 2013]
  56. Modeling the Cost of Taxi With a Linear Function [08 September 2013]
  57. McDonald's (MCD) Hits an All-Time High [29 April 2013]
  58. MBNA Now Checks For Dodecagonal Numbers [23 April 2013]
  59. BMI Function [16 April 2013]
  60. Foreign STEM Students Create Jobs? [16 April 2013]
  61. Apps Being Downloaded At a Linear Rate [10 April 2013]
  62. Facebook Photos on 31 January 2013 [01 April 2013]
  63. April Fools' Day 2013 [01 April 2013]
  64. Boston Dynamics' BigDog Robot [04 March 2013]
  65. Opposite Day [27 January 2013]
  66. National Pie Day [23 January 2013]
  67. Dental Hygienist a Growth Profession? [24 September 2012]
  68. U.S. Debt Clock (dot org) [20 August 2012]
  69. Letter Grade is a Function of Points Earned [14 August 2012]
  70. About MathBabbler's Fall 2011 MAT122 Class [09 August 2012]
  71. School Enrollment Increasing Exponentially? [06 August 2012]
  72. Kuratas: A Robot That Can Shoot BBs [02 August 2012]
  73. Let Us Play [27 July 2012]
  74. Betty and Truman at 64 Years [03 May 2012]
  75. ASU President Dr. Michael Crow Likes Algebra [12 April 2012]
  76. Johnny Cash Would Have Turned 80 [27 February 2012]
  77. The Cost of Renting a U-Haul Pickup [23 January 2012]
  78. What is Algebra? [17 January 2012]
  79. Algebra is Everywhere? [11 January 2012]
  80. Limping Along Equates To Infinitesimally Larger? [22 September 2011]
  81. Android Activations an Increasing Function of Time [06 September 2011]
  82. Linear Function From the Movie 'Tarantula' [04 September 2011]
  83. Irene = e When Irn = 1 [28 August 2011]
  84. Hurricane Irene Hits North Carolina [27 August 2011]
  85. Zelmo and Edith Create Money Making Machines [18 August 2011]
  86. The Hurricanes of 2011 [10 July 2011]
  87. Algebra Problem From the 1899 Harvard Entrance Exam [09 April 2011]
  88. The Average Smartphone Owner [07 March 2011]
  89. Baby Boomers To Retire At a Linear Rate [04 January 2011]
  90. BLT - LT = Sad Sandwich [24 September 2010]
  91. Teachers and Non-Learners [13 September 2010]
  92. Equations Extracted From BARS [11 September 2010]
  93. Sonya Thomas Set Buffalo Wing Eating Record [08 September 2010]
  94. A Dropout Epidemic [15 August 2010]
  95. 2000 Days of BABbling [02 August 2010]
  96. Comparing Salaries [06 July 2010]
  97. The Hurricanes of 2010 [29 June 2010]
  98. Algebra I Review [27 April 2010]
  99. Exercises From "Intellectual Algebra" [01 April 2010]
  100. 625 Tweeted From Whitehouse.gov [13 March 2010]
  101. Pentagonal Numbers [12 March 2010]
  102. Smell the Coffee [11 March 2010]
  103. Pre-Existing Condition Denials Growing Linearly [10 March 2010]
  104. @Nanofoo Tweeting At a Linear Rate [03 March 2010]
  105. MathBabbler Tweeting At a Linear Rate [24 February 2010]
  106. Crayola's Law [10 February 2010]
  107. Five Years of BABbling on 9 February 2010 [09 February 2010]
  108. Reggie Bush Can Play Football [20 January 2010]
  109. Growth In the Mobile Apps Market is a Function of Time [19 January 2010]
  110. Rate At Which New Firms Are Formed [15 January 2010]
  111. Google Honors Isaac Newton [04 January 2010]
  112. The Census is Important To Arizona [03 January 2010]
  113. LinkedIn Going Freemium [21 December 2009]
  114. U.S. Broadband Usage Growing Exponentially? [18 December 2009]
  115. An Alternative Way To Generate Even Numbers [16 December 2009]
  116. Everyday Should Be World Toilet Day [13 December 2009]
  117. Americans Consumed a Lot of Bytes In 2008 [12 December 2009]
  118. An Alernative Way To Generate Odd Numbers [07 December 2009]
  119. World AIDS Day 2009 [01 December 2009]
  120. Greenland Losing Ice and Sea Levels Are Rising [24 November 2009]
  121. Brian Williams on Blogging [23 November 2009]
  122. World Toliet Day 2009 [19 November 2009]
  123. The Ages of Betty and Truman [09 November 2009]
  124. Tempe Voters Approve School Bond (Algebra) [05 November 2009]
  125. Federal Government Spending Borrowed Money [13 October 2009]
  126. Google's Street View [08 October 2009]
  127. Business Travel Spending Generates Revenue [24 September 2009]
  128. Equations Extracted From BARS [04 September 2009]
  129. Pay For Print [01 September 2009]
  130. CQ + PQ Greater Than IQ [30 August 2009]
  131. Buying New Twitter Followers [18 August 2009]
  132. Obesity Rates a Function of Gas Prices [08 August 2009]
  133. Arizona's Population Prediction for 2040 [03 August 2009]
  134. Summer 2009--Arizona's Population Hit 6,666,666 People? [27 July 2009]
  135. Number of Americans Without Health Insurance [23 July 2009]
  136. Arizona Microbreweries Get To Brew More Beer [12 July 2009]
  137. Truman Turns 82 [24 June 2009]
  138. Fun Fact Tweet From GreenArtie [22 June 2009]
  139. World's Oldest Man Dies at Age 113 [21 June 2009]
  140. More About the Number 1000 [13 June 2009]
  141. The Hurricanes of 2009 [01 June 2009]
  142. May 28th Birthdays--Elisabeth Hasselbeck, John Fogerty, MathBabbler [28 May 2009]
  143. Arizona Republic's Sunday Circulation Increases [03 May 2009]
  144. Americans Die From the Flu [30 April 2009]
  145. U.S. Economy Shrinks During 1st-Quarter 2009 [29 April 2009]
  146. Nanosphere and the Global Molecular Diagnostics Market [29 April 2009]
  147. Swine Flu Avoidance--Don't Touch Your Face [27 April 2009]
  148. Online Video Viewing is a Growth Industry [17 April 2009]
  149. Twitter Growing Exponentially [16 April 2009]
  150. Keeping an Eye on U.S. Population [08 April 2009]
  151. System of Equations Using the Number 123 [31 March 2009]
  152. Twitter Keeps Growing in Popularity [25 March 2009]
  153. Alzheimer's in the U.S. [25 March 2009]
  154. Nano-Enabled Batteries Market To Grow Exponentially? [23 March 2009]
  155. 2048 is 2 Raised to What Power? [18 March 2009]
  156. Workforce Reduction at CPS [11 March 2009]
  157. Worldwide PC Shipments Forecast [06 March 2009]
  158. Cost of Clearing Snow Depends on Snow Amount [04 March 2009]
  159. Operation Xcellerator is Working [03 March 2009]
  160. Male Testosterone Levels a Function of Age [24 February 2009]
  161. floor(n) and ceil(n) Functions [23 February 2009]
  162. Zelmo Zeroman's Home Value Continues to Decay [22 February 2009]
  163. Sunny Days Depend on Cloud Covers [20 February 2009]
  164. Plant + Krauss = 5 Grammy Awards [09 February 2009]
  165. MAT (Math) Classes at SCC [05 February 2009]
  166. Molecular Diagnostics is a Growing Market [04 February 2009]
  167. Bree's Age Plus Tyler's Age Equals Dad's Age (2009) [02 February 2009]
  168. Amar'e Stoudemire Might Get a Linear Contract [02 February 2009]
  169. MBNA Now Checks For Pronic Numbers [30 January 2009]
  170. About the Number 56 (fifty-six) [29 January 2009]
  171. Algebra Seen in a Foxtrot Comic [28 January 2009]
  172. Space Heaters are Energy Consumers [21 January 2009]
  173. Linear Function Found on Flyer Litter [04 January 2009]
  174. The Markov Sequence [24 December 2008]
  175. Buy Local and More Money Stays Local [24 December 2008]
  176. Phoenix Increasing Parking-Meter Rates [22 December 2008]
  177. Cost of an Arizona Republic Subscription is a Function of Time [15 December 2008]
  178. Golden Ratio Quadratic [12 December 2008]
  179. The Fibonacci Sequence [11 December 2008]
  180. The Padovan Sequence [10 December 2008]
  181. Tempe Community Action Agency [09 December 2008]
  182. From QTBree To Paul Volcker To Britney Spears [06 December 2008]
  183. Centered Square Numbers [02 December 2008]
  184. Housing Prices "Plummet" (Exponential Decay?) [30 November 2008]
  185. Horsepower as a Linear Function [25 November 2008]
  186. Prime Number Generating Quadratic Polynomial [25 November 2008]
  187. A Linear Function Related to YouTube [24 November 2008]
  188. Demand For Energy Growing Exponentially [23 November 2008]
  189. Functioneers are Finders of Functions [22 November 2008]
  190. Using Pseudo-Algebra to Morph a Motto [22 November 2008]
  191. Tricky or Testy? [20 November 2008]
  192. Lucky Larry #88 From AMATYC [16 November 2008]
  193. Track Hurdle Rung Height is a Function of Rung Position [16 November 2008]
  194. Yuma, Arizona, Growing Exponentially? [12 November 2008]
  195. Industrial Robot Market Growing Exponentially [10 November 2008]
  196. ASU Cutting the Nursing Program [07 November 2008]
  197. Electoral College of the United States [06 November 2008]
  198. Arizona's Population Nearing 6,666,666 People [28 October 2008]
  199. Math Found in a Political Spam Email Message [25 October 2008]
  200. Brain Decay [16 October 2008]
  201. MathBabbler's 401K 2008 Decay Factor: 0.7185834 [13 October 2008]
  202. Arizona Republic Front-Page Headline: Pool Sales Plunging [07 October 2008]
  203. Consumer Debt Level a Function of Disposal Income [06 October 2008]
  204. Illegal Immigration Population Declines [02 October 2008]
  205. StemCells Inc. Receives a Hepatitus-C NIH Grant [02 October 2008]
  206. The Power of Bits (2^n Minus 1) [30 September 2008]
  207. About 10^n [30 September 2008]
  208. Moo Campaign Crowds Grow Exponentially [24 September 2008]
  209. Obama and McCain Spent $94 Million in August [21 September 2008]
  210. ASU Brickyard Parking Cost is a Function of Time [18 September 2008]
  211. Dilbert Comic--Turning $100 Into $1 Million [02 September 2008]
  212. Using the Vertical Line Test on Graphs [01 September 2008]
  213. The Sound of Thunder and the Speed of Sound [28 August 2008]
  214. Beer Kegs Popular With Thieves [25 August 2008]
  215. BABbling at a Linear Rate [23 August 2008]
  216. The Hurricanes of 2008 [08 July 2008]
  217. How Much Water To Drink? [03 July 2008]
  218. Genetic Genealogy Featured on 60 Minutes [02 July 2008]
  219. Wal-Mart Into Drugs [29 June 2008]
  220. June 2008 High Temperatures [29 June 2008]
  221. World-Wide PC Usage Hits One Billion [24 June 2008]
  222. SUSD Wants To Increase Prices For School Meals [16 June 2008]
  223. Cost of P.O. Box is a Function of Type [30 May 2008]
  224. Fitness Club Fees is a Linear Function [30 May 2008]
  225. Papa John's Online Pizza Sales Hits $1B [22 May 2008]
  226. Doing Piece-Work [30 April 2008]
  227. Google Scanning Books at a Rate of 600 Pages a Day [28 April 2008]
  228. MCCCD Accounting Professor Looks At The Books [27 April 2008]
  229. Coffee and Dementia [22 April 2008]
  230. Hop in the Cash Cab [21 April 2008]
  231. Why 'y' 'm' 'x' 'b' In y = mx + b? [18 April 2008]
  232. 10 Days Per Word Jail Sentence [27 March 2008]
  233. Finally, a 3 M.P.H. Speed Limit Sign [24 March 2008]
  234. Cost of Riding a Valley Metro Bus is a Constant Function [22 March 2008]
  235. Intellectual Algebra 14th Edition 1876 [21 March 2008]
  236. $198.25 Deposited Into a Spirits Fund [18 March 2008]
  237. PiYears Function Created on Pi Day 2008 [14 March 2008]
  238. How Much To Rent That Big Tent? [04 March 2008]
  239. Calculating Braking Distance When Driving [02 March 2008]
  240. Cost of a Taxicab Ride In the Valley of the Sun [02 March 2008]
  241. Thomas Jefferson's Advice On Handling Anger [01 March 2008]
  242. Leap Year 2008 [29 February 2008]
  243. Magic Square Function [24 February 2008]
  244. Jester--The Online Joke Recommender (Joke #1) [23 February 2008]
  245. Primitive Sample Error Rate Calculation [22 February 2008]
  246. Phoenix Suns Raising Ticket Prices [17 February 2008]
  247. About Constant Functions [11 February 2008]
  248. f(x)--What Does It Mean? [05 February 2008]
  249. Tip Calculator Functions [04 February 2008]
  250. Brett Farve... 3 19 Hut Hut Hike [22 January 2008]
  251. One Dollar Equals 10 Cents? [14 January 2008]
  252. Bree's Age Plus Tyler's Age Equals Dad's Age [14 January 2008]
  253. National Debt Growing At Linear Rate [03 December 2007]
  254. PooHappensCleanup.com [03 December 2007]
  255. What's 20% Off Something That's Already 60% Off? [28 November 2007]
  256. 5,300 Steps Should Be 10,000 Steps [21 November 2007]
  257. Married Woman's Housework Level is a Function of Salary [16 November 2007]
  258. U.S. Population is a Function of Time [11 November 2007]
  259. Crystal Pier Distance Guide From Pacific Beach, California [16 October 2007]
  260. The Average of the First Five Prime Numbers [07 October 2007]
  261. Finance.Yahoo.com ADSX Moment [05 October 2007]
  262. The Hurricanes of 2007 [21 August 2007]
  263. Balancing a Scale Puzzle [16 July 2007]
  264. Red Hat Says Cash Flow is Not Linear[28 July 2007]
  265. May 2007 CPI Up 0.7%, Core CPI Up 0.4% [15 June 2007]
  266. Turning 50 Results in the Square Age Doubler Function [01 June 2007]
  267. Tollroad Cost Function in Denver, Colorado [19 May 2007]
  268. iParty Has 50 Retail Stores [13 May 2007]
  269. MCCCD Tuition and Registration Function [13 May 2007]
  270. MCCCD Tuition Rates Table [13 May 2007]
  271. Perfect Attendance Artie Artichoke Cost Function (PAAACF) [06 May 2007]
  272. Sleep is Important [28 March 2006]
  273. Meet Mr. Big at Boyce Thompson Arboretum [03 February 2007]
  274. Slope of Four-Fifths and Vertical-Intercept of -3 [01 February 2007]
  275. Modeling with Functions [02 February 2007]
  276. The Absolute Value Function [31 January 2007]
  277. Zeno's Paradox -- The Dichotomy [24 January 2007]
  278. Is It a Function? Cheap Gas on Route 66 in Illinois [20 January 2007]
  279. Joke... Terror Alert -- Al-gebra Movement [04 October 2006]
  280. A Mathematical Singularity [16 November 2005]

The following are pseudo-AlgeBABs (i.e. pretend Basic Algebra Bits).

  1. Turning ZeroPoints (Nothing) Into Positive Points (Something) [13 December 2007]
  2. Zelmo Zeroman Opens The "Zero Squared" Nightclub In Scottsdale [30 November 2007]
  3. Zelmo Zeroman Borrows Money From Herb Mumford [29 November 2007]
  4. RoadHacker Calculates a Roadtrip's City and Highway Mileages [28 November 2007]

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 21 May 2007

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