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First there are 7 distinct numerals from which to create all the other Roman numerals:

V =5

X =10

L =50

C =100

D =500

M =1000

To create other numerals you will need to combine two or more of the seven. So, for example, number 2 is II, 3 is III, but 4 is IV. Why? because IIII (four of the same number together) becomes unmanageable. Four then is created by placing I in front of V and subtracting 1 from 5 which equals 4.

So far then we have numerals for our Arabic numbers 1-5. We continue simply adding I to V: VI = 6, VII = 7, VIII=8, but 9 is IX. For the same reason we didn’t use IIII for 4, nine is created by placing I in front of X and subtracting 1 from 10 to get 9 (IX).

**Are we beginning to see a pattern here?**

Numerals above X (10) are XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII, XIX and XX is 20.

Then XXX = 30, XXXI = 31 and so on.

XL = 40, XLI = 41 etc.

LX = 60, LXX = 70, LXXX = 80, XC = 90

Let’s try to create a number in Roman numerals. How about 1944. Let’s start from the left:

1000 = M

900 = CM

40 = XL

4 = IV

**Put together the numeral is MCMXLIV.**

Most of the time Roman numerals are used to express year dates, especially the date for the making of a movie or a television program. Roman numerals are also used on formal documents and papers, analog clocks, and on building cornerstones.

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How do you write January 16, 1989 in Roman Numerals thinking of getting a tattoo and want to make sure I have it correct before getting it.

Dear,

May I know how could I write 12/12/1991 in Roman?

I appreciate for your great help :)

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March 11,2003

How do you do november 17 2011

How do you write August 27 1995

Is this the correct way to write Nov 1, 1994?

XI I MCMXCIIII or XI I MCMXCIV

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Can u help me please after my sons d.o.b it's 7-11-2013 can u translate really want tattoo xxx

Trying to get a tattoo, can you tell me what 8/3/1994 would be

I need help with May 3, 2008. Thanks

Hello Mary... Can you please tell me the correct form for 23.5.1975? Like have seen it as XXIII.V.MCMXXV and XXIII.V.XIXLXXV

31.8.1992 In roman can anyone tell me please please god will bless you

How do you write April 14 2013

How would I write 2008 in roman numberous in old english

Hello, I decided to have a tattoo. Can you help me with my birth date? April 22, 1991. Thanks for the answer.

Hello, I decided to have a tattoo. Can you help me with my birth date? April 22, 1991. Thanks for the answer.

Hello, I decided to have a tattoo. Can you help me with my birth date? April 22, 1991. Thanks for the answer.

Hi. How do you write 1/15/1960 in roman numerals.

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Hi :-D how do you write 22nd February 2008 in Roman numerals ? Thank you :-D

How do I write 10/03/1943 ?

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Hello! How do I write January 3, 1990?

Hello! How do I write January 3, 1990?

Whats March 3, 1975 & March 13, 1978 in Roman numerals? Please help thanks (:

i i was wondering how do you write the date february 3rd 1991 in roman numerals?

How do I write 17722 in Roman Numerals??? I really don't get how to do that!

How do I write 17722 in Roman Numerals??? I really don't get how to do that!

Hi , how do you write febuary 9th 1957 , doing it for my grandmas birthday I am getting it tattooed on my arm since she had passed

How do your in Roman numerals feb. 9th 1957 getting a tattoo of my grandmas birthday since she had passed

How do I write 18 06 2009

How do I write 18 06 2009

How do I write the date: October 11, 1991

Hi there I'm trying to get a tattoo of my parents birthdays could you help me? The dates are 12/10/1968 and 10/07/1968 thanks

Hi Mary, hopefully you Stillwater questions on This blog. Just to confirm March 31 1988 - April 06 2002 would be III XXX MCMLXXXVIII - IV VI MMII, is that correct? Thank you!

Hi Mary,

Can you kindly help me couldn't get it after using the table

December 5, 2009

29/01/2000?

What would XIMM.XI. mean?

Sorry, I meant XIMM.IX.

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how do I writer MMIV vertically

I'm getting MCMLXXXVI as a tattoo, I was wondering does it have to be as one sequence of numbers like that or can it be broken up with a full stop or two an still represent the same year 1986, any advice would help thanks

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