logo.jpg (10651 bytes)

LIBRARY

HOME - GarageWorkshopOfficeLibraryBathroomLivingNurserySpare
UtilityKitchenGamesMusic - GardenKennel - SEARCH SITE

 

 Hints and Things does not use any 1st Party cookies - more information


wpe3D.jpg (6372 bytes)

ROMAN NUMERALS

wpe3E.jpg (6372 bytes)

 

Basic Principles

When a small number comes before a larger number, the smaller number is subtracted.  .

e.g. 4 = IV  (i.e. 5 - 1) 

 

When a smaller number follows a larger one, the two are added together.

e.g. 6 = VI (i.e. 5 + 1)]

 

When a letter is repeated is repeats its value -

e.g.       XX = 10 + 10            XXX = 10 + 10 + 10

 

The letters V, L and D are never repeated as X, C and M serve that purpose.

e.g. 10 = X not VV     100 = C not LL      1000 = M not DD

 

A dash line over a numeral multiplies its value by 1000 -

        __
e.g.  = 10,000  

 

 

I

1

II

2

III

3

IV

4

V

5

VI

6

VII

7

VIII

8

IX

9

X

10

XI

11

XII

12

XIII

13

XIV

14

XV

15

XVI

16

XVII

17

XVIII

18

XIX

19

XX

20

XXX

30

XL

40

L

50

LX

60

LXX

70

LXXX

80

XC

90

C

100

CC 200
CD 400
D

500

DC 600
DCC 700
DCCC 800
CM 900
M

1000

MM

2000

MMI

2001

V 5,000
X 10,000
L 50,000
C 100,000
D 500,000
M 1,000,000

 

A bar across the top of the letter increases the number 1,000 times.

 

 

 

Copyright 2000-2014 Hints and Things


All Rights Reserved.

No portion of this site may be reproduced or redistributed without prior written permission from Hints and Things. All trademarks & copyrights throughout Hints and Things remain the property of their respective owners.

Hints and Things cannot be held responsible for any information given on this site nor do they necessarily agree with, or endorse, the views given by third parties.

Library Index - Search - Contents - Contact Us - Home - Disclaimer - Legal - Privacy and Cookie Information
GarageWorkshopOfficeLibraryBathroomLivingNurserySpare
UtilityKitchenGamesMusic - GardenKennel