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Roman Numerals Lesson – Writing Large Numbers

How to Write Large Numbers in Roman Numerals

How to Write Large Numbers in Roman Numerals

How to Write Large Numbers in Roman Numerals

The Roman Empire was enormous and as a result needed a way to record the large numbers involved in travelling vast distances, populations, how many people were in their armies, how much tax has been collected & how much money was left to wage wars etc.

To write these numbers the Romans placed a vinculum (small line) above the existing numerals. This line means you multiply the given numeral by M.

 

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