# roman numerals????

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by Deb&amp;Al, Jan 16, 2005.

1. ### Deb&AlWell-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

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MCMLXVI

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

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5. ### Windy in KansasIn 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. ### CyngbaeldIn RemembranceSupporter

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No wonder Rome fell. :haha: Their math was too cumbersome!

7. ### Deb&AlWell-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. ### Blu3dukWell-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