Roman Numerals

Ever get confused when looking at Roman Numerals? Here’s a refresher course…

I = 1
V = 5
X = 10
L = 50
C = 100
D = 500
M = 1000

If a lesser value concludes a greater value, add. For example, VII = 5 + 1 + 1 = 7
If a lesser value proceeds a greater value, subtract. For example, IV = 1 – 5 = 4

Therefore, MMXIII = 2013, MMXIV = 2014, and MCMXCIX = 1999.

That’s all there is to it.

Unless you’re really confused then type in the number into Google and ask it what it means in the other numeration!

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