Roman Numerals (Numbers)


I = one (1)
V = five (5)
X = ten (10)
L = fifty (50)
C = one hundred (100)
D = five hundred (500)
M = one thousand (1,000)

Hints in reading Roman Numerals

If a smaller character comes AFTER a larger character, then add the value of the two characters together.

If a smaller character comes BEFORE a larger character, then subtract the value of the smaller from the value of the larger character.

More Examples:

                       C    L    X    V   I   I
        CLXVII  means 100 + 50 + 10 + 5 + 1 + 1         = 167

                      L       IX
        LIX     means 50 + (10 - 1), or 50 + 9          = 59

                         XL       I   I   I
        XLIII   means (50 - 10) + 1 + 1 + 1             = 43

                      X    V   I
        XVI     means 10 + 5 + 1                        = 16

                          IC
        XCIX    means (100 - 10) + (10 - 1), or 90 + 9  = 99

                         XL          IX
        XLIX    means (50 - 10) + (10 - 1), or 40 + 9   = 49




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