Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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Chapter 4 - Number Representation and Calculation - 4.4 Looking Back at Early Numeration Systems - Exercise Set 4.4: 20

Answer

$44$

Work Step by Step

$L=50 \\X=10 \\V=5 \\I=1$ Note that when a smaller number is written before a bigger number, the smaller number is subtracted to the bigger number. Thus, $XLIV = (50-10)+(5-1) = 40+4=44$
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