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 - Page 241: 36



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RECALL: $M=1000 \\D=500 \\C=100 \\L=50 \\X=10 \\V=5 \\I=1$ (1) When a smaller numeral is written before a bigger numeral, the smaller numeral is subtracted to the bigger numeral. (2) When a bar is written on top, the value is multiplied by 1000. Note that: $5847 = 5000+800+40+7 \\5847=5000+500+100+100+100+(50-10) + 5 + 1 + 1 \\5847= \overline{V}DCCCXLVII$
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