Question & Answer
QUESTION

The ascending order of XX, XXXVI, V is
a)V, XXXVI, XX
b)XX, V, XXXVI
c)V, XX, XXXVI
d)XXXVI, XX, V

ANSWER Verified Verified
Hint: Convert the roman numerals into English ones. Now compare them and rearrange to get the ascending order.
Complete step-by-step answer:
The given numerals are roman numerals. We first need to convert them to equivalent English ones.
From the Roman numeral theory, we know that V represents “5” in English alphabet.
Now X represents the number “10”. The amount of occurrence of “X” represents that amount times ten. There are three occurrences of X in XXXVI. Again, “VI” represents the number “6” in English alphabet. This will be added together. So, we get XXXVI = 10+10+10+6 = 36.
There are two “X” in XX. Therefore, this represents, XX = 10+10 = 20.
 So from the above we get, V = 5 , XXXVI = 36 and XX = 20.
We know that 5 < 20 < 36.
So, V < XX < XXXVI will be the order.
So according to the question V, XX, XXXVI is the required order.
Hence, the correct answer to this question is option (c) V, XX, XXXVI.
Note: This is represented in an ascending order. Every single letter in a whole word has a value and the total value can be computed by adding each value for a roman numeral.