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What are the Roman numerals for "1995"?

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The Roman number for 1995 is MCMXCV. The Roman numeral system uses letters instead of numerals to indicate numbers. The basic letters in the Roman numeral system are I for one, V for five, X for 10, L for 50, C for 100, D for 500 and M for 1,000.

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A letter only appears a maximum number of three consecutive times in a given number. When a letter has a value smaller than the one to its immediate right, the smaller one is subtracted from the larger. When a letter has a value equal to or larger than the one to its immediate right, the number values are added together. In the number 1995, the first M equals 1,000, the CM equals 900 (1,000 minus 100), the XC equals 90 (100 minus 10) and the V equals five.

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