by KohlyKohl » Wed May 12, 2004 12:37 am
Not an easy task considering the Romans didn't feel they needed a word for anything higher than 1000. ALso using the Basic Roman Numeral system the highest Number possible was 4,999. Romans did use many ways to represent numbers higher, but were all very confusing to use and really didn't have common mainstream ways of using them.
Using the below table:
M=1000 | D=500 | C=100 | L=50 | X=10 | V=5 | I=1
You can however put a line above the number multiplying it by 1000 however I have no idea how you would pronounce those.
So you could use 2 C's with Lines over them for 100000
Leaving you with 60972, so 1 L with a line over it would be 50000 leaving you with 10972. 1 X with a line is 10000, 1 D leaves you with 472. So in the end you'd have:
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CCLXDCCCCLXXII
I'm not even going to attempt to figure out how to say that.
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KohlyKohl on Wed May 12, 2004 6:58 pm, edited 2 times in total.