roman numerals????

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  1. Deb&Al

    Deb&Al Well-Known Member

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    can someone translate the roman numeral

    MCMLXVI

    it's in a book i need to know the copywrite date of.

    thanks

    debbie
     
  2. AngieM2

    AngieM2 Big Front Porch advocate Supporter

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  3. HermitJohn

    HermitJohn Well-Known Member

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    MCMLXVI

    M=1000
    CM=900
    LX=60
    VI=6

    so, drumroll please, 1966
     
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  5. Windy in Kansas

    Windy in Kansas In Remembrance

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    There is no real mystery to Roman numerals once you have the basics.

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

    When a lesser number appears before a greater number you subtract instead of adding. As XI=11 while IX subtracts the one leaving IX=9. You use the subtraction with ONLY one lesser number in front of the greater number. You would never write two lesser ones in front of a greater one. As an example, you would write XXX=30, never XXL for 30.

    As others have shown, you simply add up all of the numbers in the chain, remembering to subtract if a lesser number appears before a greater.
     
  6. Cyngbaeld

    Cyngbaeld In Remembrance Supporter

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    No wonder Rome fell. :haha: Their math was too cumbersome!
     
  7. Deb&Al

    Deb&Al Well-Known Member

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    thank you all ever so much. i have way too many cookbooks, and i came up with the idea to categorize them by decade.

    yeah, no wonder rome fell. ;)

    debbie
     
  8. Blu3duk

    Blu3duk Well-Known Member

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    yes the number you seek in geek is 11110101110

    for other conversions in geek try the following link!!!

    ok had to throw it into the mix! everyone needs a laf or two for the day.

    calculator



    William