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# What Are Roman Numerals?

**Roman numerals are a combination of letters that symbolize a number or value.** Created by the ancient Romans, the system encountered wide usage until the 14th century, when Hindu-Arabic numerals gained more widespread popularity. Roman numerals are still used in modern times, such as when identifying the Olympic games.

Roman Numerals were not only used for counting the number of objects but also the order of people sharing the same name. For example, Pope Benedict XV was the 15th pope, and Pope Benedict XVI was the 16th pope.

One of the main problems with the Roman numeral system is that it does not contain a symbol for the number zero, which is one of the reasons it fell out of use.

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## How Is "1950" Written in Roman Numerals?

A: The number 1950 is written in Roman numerals as MCML. 1000 is M, 100 is C (thus 900 would be CM, or 100 less than M) and 50 is L. Roman numerals are the nu... Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## What Is 94 in Roman Numerals?

A: The Roman numeral equivalent for the number 94 is XCIV. The Roman numeral system employs letters rather than actual numbers. In many cases, a number must b... Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## What Is 666 in Roman Numerals?

A: The number 666 is written as DCLXVI in Roman numerals. The letters stand for 500, 100, 50, five and one respectively. There are only seven symbols in Roman... Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## What Is 1992 in Roman Numerals?

A: The Roman numeral equivalent of the number 1992 is MCMXCII. Writing this number in Roman numerals requires breaking the number down into 1900 plus 90 plus ... Full Answer >Filed Under: