Roman Numerals

dido1May 29, 2008

Please, what is CXVLV111 (The Game) meant to be in real numbers?

C=100. OK.

X=10.

V=5.

But are we adding X & V to C to make 115, then adding LV111 (58) = 173 (CLXX111)?

Or taking them from following L (keeping C) to make 145 plus8 = 153 (CL111)

Or are we adding them to L and V111(8) to make 158? (CLV111)

Or..... I'm totally confused now.

Dido

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veer

Dido, I think the last Game had an extra V in it.
It should have read CXLVIII . . . and I never noticed despite seeing it every day.

C=100

XL=40

VIII=8

So the next Game will be CXLIX . . .or something very similar
Take it away Dido.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2008 at 10:47AM
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thyrkas

Thanks for addressing the Roman numeral question dido and vee. I was ready to face the wrath of the gods and go to Indo-Arabic numerals - perish the thought!

    Bookmark   May 29, 2008 at 11:05AM
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dido1

Thank you, Vee. I know - after I'd posted, I thought to check back to your previous thread and that made perfect sense. It certainly will be CXL!X, next, and I'll do something about that betimes.

Dido

    Bookmark   May 29, 2008 at 11:26AM
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