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Roman Numerals Explained
 
Numbers in yellow were applied by the Germans in Word War II
I 1 XX 20 XL
(XXXX)
40
II 2 XXI 21 XLI
(XXXXI)
41
III 3 XXII 22 XLII
(XXXXII)
42
IV 4 XXIII 23 XLIII
(XXXXIII)
43
V 5 XXIV 24 XLIV
(XXXXIV)
44
VI 6 XXV 25 XLV
(XXXXV)
45
VII 7 XXVI 26 XLVI
(XXXXVI)
46
VIII 8 XXVII 27 XLVII
(XXXXVII)
47
IX 9 XXVIII 28 XLVIII
(XXXXVIII)
48
X 10 XXIX 29 XLIX
(XXXXIX)
49
XI 11 XXX 30 50
XII 12 XXXI 31 LX 60
XIII 13 XXXII 32 LXX 70
XIV 14 XXXIII 33 LXXX 80
XV 15 XXXIV 34 XC
(LXXXX)
90
XVI 16 XXXV 35 C 100
XVII 17 XXXVI 36 D 500
XVIII 18 XXXVII 37 M 1000
XIX 19 XXXVIII 38    
XXXIX 39        
Hints in reading Roman Numerals
If a smaller character comes AFTER a larger character, then add the value of the two characters together.
EXAMPLES:
  XI means 10 + 1 = 11
  XXVI means 10 + 10 + 5 + 1 = 26

If a smaller character comes BEFORE a larger character, then subtract the value of the smaller from the value of the larger character.
EXAMPLES:
  IX means 10 1 = 9
  XL means 50 10 = 40

More Examples:
              C    L    X    V   I   I
CLXVII means 100 + 50 + 10 + 5 + 1 + 1      = 167

             L       IX
LIX    means 50 + (10 - 1), or 50 + 9       = 59

                XL       I   I   I
XLIII  means (50 - 10) + 1 + 1 + 1          = 43

             X    V   I
XVI    means 10 + 5 + 1                     = 16

                 IC
XCIX   means (100 - 10)+(10 - 1), or 90 + 9 = 99

                 XL       IX
XLIX   means (50 - 10)+(10 - 1), or 40 + 9  = 49

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