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Transcript of Roman Numerals
- No one is completely certain but most think they were first created/used during the 8th and 9th century BC
- The system practically ended along with the fall of Roman Empire (300 AD); however, some still use the system today
- Dionysius Exiguus created roman numerals when he was calculating the birth of Christ Mathematic Structure I One
C One-Hundred Sources Cited Advantages & Disadvantages Future Systems
& Modern Use Advantages: Disadvantages: - The roman numeral system has "checkpoints" for example: 1:I, 5:V (instead of IIIII), 10:X (instead of ten Is), etc...
- A smaller value letter to the left of a larger value letter is subtracted "Roman Numerals." Wikipedia. Wikimedia
Foundation, 03 Mar. 2013. Web. 03 Mar. 2013.
"Roman Numerals History and Use." Roman
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"Who Invented the Roman Numerals ?" Yahoo!
Answers. Yahoo!, n.d. Web. 03 Mar. 2013.
- Roman numerals are still being used today (occasionally) for things like the hours on a clock, bullet points on a paper, and suffixes for names
- We don't think roman numerals play a key role in our society today because even though they are used for clocks (etc), we could easily live without them Modern Uses - The roman numeral system is based on the letter "I" and that has impacted the european tally marks system and arabic number system that are used today
- The european tally marks system is also similar to roman numerals in that it has "V"s except they are usually upside down How it affected Future Numeral Systems Other Facts - The roman numeral system's "V" was thought of by making a "V" with your thumb and fore finger
- The "X" was thought of when you put two "V"s together and looking at you two for fingers - The roman numeral system did not have a zero which became a problem
- It only used 7 symbols which would be a problem in complex math Also: Roman Numerals are a base 10 system.