Numbers & Roman Numerals versus Arabic Numbers
system, which is called Arabic numbers,
consists of have ten digits from 1-9 and
0. We use all ten numbers to count to nine,
then we combine them to make bigger numbers.
The ancient Romans repeated symbols,
so number 1 was
and number 2 was
The ancient Romans did not use a zero.
Numbers & Roman Numerals - the Rules
numbers, the Romans invented new numeric
symbols, so number 5 was
number 10 was
and so on.
lower value symbol is after a higher value
number, it is added so
VI = 6
lower value symbol is before a higher value
number, it is subtracted so
IV = 4
Numbers & Roman Numerals - Seven Simple
are a simple, numerical system that is composed
of just seven letters. The letters are,
in this order, from lower to higher:
V, X, L, C, D
Roman numbers, or numerals, are formed from
traditional combinations of these seven
simple letters or symbols.
letter, or symbol, represents a different
I = 1, V = 5, X = 10, L = 50, C = 100, D
= 500, M = 1000
system did not include ZERO