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How do you write the Roman numerals for 1987?

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The Roman numeral form of 1987 is MCMLXXXVII. The Roman numeral system includes seven letters that each hold a different numerical value.

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Roman numerals go back to eighth or ninth century B.C. In the beginning, there was no zero in this numerical system and the Romans did not have a way to count over several thousands units. In 300 A.D., Arabic numbers came to fruition and those using this numerical system work on a base of 10. This system has the value of zero and the ability to count as high as necessary. This is the numerical system that people use today.

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