Latin
Numbers & Roman Numerals versus Arabic Numbers
Our number
system, which is called Arabic numbers,
consists of have ten digits from 19 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
I
and number 2 was
II.
The ancient Romans did not use a zero.
Latin
Numbers & Roman Numerals  the Rules
For larger
numbers, the Romans invented new numeric
symbols, so number 5 was
V,
number 10 was
X,
and so on.
If a
lower value symbol is after a higher value
number, it is added so
VI = 6
If a
lower value symbol is before a higher value
number, it is subtracted so
IV = 4
Latin
Numbers & Roman Numerals  Seven Simple
Letters!
Roman numerals
are a simple, numerical system that is composed
of just seven letters. The letters are,
in this order, from lower to higher:
I,
V, X, L, C, D
and
M.
Roman numbers, or numerals, are formed from
traditional combinations of these seven
simple letters or symbols.
Each
letter, or symbol, represents a different
number.
I = 1, V = 5, X = 10, L = 50, C = 100, D
= 500, M = 1000
The numbering
system did not include ZERO
