Roman numbers are a numeral system that originated in ancient Rome and remained the usual way of writing numbers throughout Europe well into the late Middle Ages. The Number system is represented by a combination of letters from the Latin alphabet. Modern symbols use fixed integers value and seven symbols.
How to Write Roman Numbers
Roman numbers are written by using basic symbols of roman numerals like
For reading and writing numbers up to 50, we need only the first 4 symbols.
i.e., I V X L
A single line or “I” referred to one unit;
‘V” represented five fingers, specifically the V- shape made by thumb and forefingers.
‘X” represents two hands.
So, Romans used different combinations of symbols to write numbers using adding and subtracting.
Roman Number Symbol
1) SYMBOL “I” has the value 1 and it will not be repeated more than three times.
2) SYMBOL “V” has the value 5 and it will not be repeated.
3) SYMBOL “X” has the value 10 and yes to the max it can be repeated three times maximum.
4) SYMBOL “L” has the value 50 and it is not repeated.
5) SYMBOL “C” has the value 100 and it is repeated three times.
6) SYMBOL “M” has the value 1000 and it is repeated max three times.
So, above are some rules that we have to consider while explaining numerals into Roman Numerals.
Let's look at some of the examples:
Chart Showing Roman Numerals
Modern Use of Roman Numerals
So why would someone study Roman numerals in the twenty-first century? Roman numerals are still employed in a number of contexts today, against popular belief. For example:
In story or report outlines
Clock and watch faces may display symbols like IV for the number 4
Prefaces, Forewords, and Chapter Numbers in Books on movies and significant occasions like Rocky II and Super Bowl XLVI
For kings and queens like Felipe VI and Elizabeth II
For Roman Catholic popes like Pope Benedict XVI and Pope John Paul II
Q 1. Write the roman numerals from 1 to 27.
Ans: Let’s have a look at roman numerals up to 27 (XXVII)
1 I 11 XI 21 XXI
2 II 12 XII 22 XXII
3 III 13 XIII 23 XXIII
4 IV 14 XIV 24 XXIV
5 V 15 XV 25 XXV
6 VI 16 XVI 26 XXVI
7 VII 17 XVII 27 XXVII
8 VIII 18 XVIII
9 IX 19 XIX
10 X 20 XX
Q 2. How to write Roman Numerals from 11 to 20 and what it means?
How to Solve Numerals
Q1. Write the following numbers using international numerals.
V, XXVI, XVII, XIX, XX, XVIII, VIII
Ans: 5, 26, 17, 19, 20, 18, 8
Q2. Write the number using Roman numerals.
Ans: 1. IX
Q3. Write the following numbers, given in words in English numerals:
(i) Five hundred fifteen
(ii) One hundred sixty eight
(iii) Three thousand eight hundred and two
(iv) Eight hundred three
Q4. Write the value of the following Roman digits:
Roman numerals are a numeral system that originated in ancient Rome, Number system this kind of is represented by a combination of letters from the Latin alphabets. Modern symbols use fixed integers value and seven symbols. It is represented in different symbols like I, V, X. The use of Roman numerals continued long after the decline of the Roman Empire. It is essentially a decimal or base ten number system.
There has never been an official or universally accepted standard for Roman numerals. Usage in ancient Rome varied greatly and became thoroughly chaotic in mediaeval time.