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The Roman system of numbers was made up of just seven letters.

We still use Roman Numerals today, they are most often seen on clock or watch faces.

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The table below shows how the letters are combined to make numbers.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

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10

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

VII

VIII

IX

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X

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

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20

XI

XII

XIII

XIV

XV

XVI

XVII

XVIII

XIX

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XX

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21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

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30

XXI

XXII

XXIII

XXIV

XXV

XXVI

XXVII

XXVIII

XXIX

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XXX

31

32

33

34

35

36

37

38

39

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40

XXXI

XXXII

XXXIII

XXXIV

XXXV

XXXVI

XXXVII

XXXVIII

XXXIX

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XL

41

42

43

44

45

46

47

48

49

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50

XLI

XLII

XLIII

XLIV

XLV

XLVI

XLVII

XLVIII

XLIX

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L

51

52

53

54

55

56

57

58

59

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60

LI

LII

LIII

LIV

LV

LVI

LVII

LVIII

LIX

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LX

61

62

63

64

65

66

67

68

69

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70

LXI

LXII

LXIII

LXIV

LXV

LXVI

LXVII

LXVIII

LXIX

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LXX

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71

72

73

74

75

76

77

78

79

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80

LXXI

LXXII

LXXIII

LXXIV

LXXV

LXXVI

LXXVII

LXXVIII

LXXIX

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LXXX

81

82

83

84

85

86

87

88

89

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90

LXXXI

LXXXII

LXXXIII

LXXXIV

LXXXV

LXXXVI

LXXXVII

LXXXVIII

LXXXIX

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XC

91

92

93

94

95

96

97

98

99

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100

XCI

XCII

XCIII

XCIV

XCV

XCVI

XCVII

XCVIII

XCIX

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C

200

300

400

500

600

700

800

900

1000

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CC

CCC

CD

D

DC

DCC

DCCC

CM

M

* Shepard Gate Clock image by Joaquim Alves Gaspar.

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