# What did Romans use Roman Numerals for?

Romans used Roman numerals as their form of numbers. Romans needed Roman Numerals because they needed numbers to count, tell time, and do other things in life that involved nu…mbers. Roman numerals were used because they could all be scribed using a flat chisel i.e X I V M.

# Why don't we use Roman Numerals always?

Roman numerals are suitable for carving foundation years into stone, but they are not well suited for doing mathematical calculations. Addition can be done with …Roman numeral with a reasonable amount of effort if you are adding only two or three small numbers together. Subtraction is much more difficult and multiplication and division are almost impossible. The higher forms of mathematics, such as algebra, calculus, statistics, numerical analysis, topology, etc, could not have even been invented if Roman numerals were all we had. Roman numerals are still used today to some extent but they were replaced by the Hindu-Arabic numeral system during the Middle Ages whose numerals we still use today which are 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 and 9.

# Why don't you use roman numbers always?

Although the Romans were very clever - they gave us central heating, democracy, road systems, fast food outlets and a host of other 'modern' things - there weren't a pat…ch on the Greeks or Arabs when it came to mathematics (or, in the case of the Greeks, geometry). The problem was that their number system was very complex. based on 5s, rather than have 9 symbols and a zero as we do, and a decimal placement system as we now have, they had a complex system of using letters I, V, X, L, C, D, and M for 1,5,10,50,100,500 and 1000, with complex rules about the writing the numbers in between. They also had no symbol for zero (this was invented by the Arabs). So, when doing arithmentic, Roman numbers were cumbersome and even simple arithmetic was very difficult. When we adopted thhe Arabic system of numbers from 1 to 10, and a zero, with the 1 representing 1, 10, 100, 1000 etc depending upon its position, then arithmetic became very straightforward. So we still use Roman numbers today for simple counting (like on clock faces, or items in a list - (i), (ii), (iii), (iv) etc) but we cannot use Roman numbers when we need to do any arithmetic or more complex mathematics. So that is why the Arabic system has been adopted, not only in the Western world but virtually worldwide.

# Why don't you use roman numerals?

They're great for clocks, but try doing basic calculations with them. The Romans had no representation for the number zero. It was the Greeks who invented Zero as a number. Th…erefore calculations with Roman numerals is extremely difficult.

# Why don't you use roman numerals now?

Because the Romans didn't understand the concept of the number "Zero". If there is nothing, then why bother writing it down? The Arabs, whose sumeric system we use, were ver…y advanced in math and came up with the concept that the number zero can be used in equations and calculations. So we use that system instead of the Roman system. ...that and the Romans didn't have decimals.

# Why don't we as a society use Roman numerals as our numerical system?

because in current times people need things simpler ways to do things and also it wouldn't make sense to change it now its been around to long.

# Why do you not use roman numerals always?

we don't use it because there are new numbers that are not as complicated and can be remembered easily

# Why don't we use Roman Numbers always?

We no longer use the Roman numeral system for everyday use because, frankly, the system was clumsy to write. The Arabic system that we use today is more concise and the mostly… curved figures are easier to write quickly.

# Why do not you use roman numerals always?

We have discontinued the use of Roman numerals for everyday needs because they can be clumsy and awkward to use for quick calculations. We have discontinued the use of Roman …numerals for everyday needs because they can be clumsy and awkward to use for quick calculations. We have discontinued the use of Roman numerals for everyday needs because they can be clumsy and awkward to use for quick calculations. We have discontinued the use of Roman numerals for everyday needs because they can be clumsy and awkward to use for quick calculations. We have discontinued the use of Roman numerals for everyday needs because they can be clumsy and awkward to use for quick calculations. We have discontinued the use of Roman numerals for everyday needs because they can be clumsy and awkward to use for quick calculations. We have discontinued the use of Roman numerals for everyday needs because they can be clumsy and awkward to use for quick calculations. We have discontinued the use of Roman numerals for everyday needs because they can be clumsy and awkward to use for quick calculations. We have discontinued the use of Roman numerals for everyday needs because they can be clumsy and awkward to use for quick calculations.

# How do Romans use Roman numeral?

The Romans used "Roman Numerals" the same way that we use our Arabic numerals. They were used for all things mathematical, accounting, adding, subtracting, etc. The difference… was just in the writing of the numbers, such as V for a 5 or X for a 10.

# Why can't Roman Numerals be used always?

Roman numberals cannot be used for calculations more sophisticatedthan addition and subtraction because they lack the numeral zeroand they lack positional notation. As a resul…t theu are not easillyapplied to multiplication, division, and fractions and cannotaccomodate decimal notation.

# Why don't we use Roman numerals today?

We do use Roman numerals today. For example, Roman numerals are often found in making outlines; to label book chapters; to label the frontmatter (pages) in books.

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# Why do they always use roman numerals when talking about the Superbowl?

Because Roman numerals are traditionally used in major sporting events like the Superbowl or the Olympics

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# Why don't we use Roman numerals in school?

That will depend on the educational standards set by a particular school because some schools still teach their pupils basic Roman numerals.

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# Why don't we use roman number always?

Because we now use the Hindu-Arabic numeracy system whose numbers are 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 and 9 which replaced Roman numeracy system in the Middle Ages whose numbers are I V X L… C D and M but Roman numerals are still used today as they form the numerical element of the Latin language which is still spoken today and once was the language of the ancient Romans.

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# Why don't we always use roman numerals?

We still use Roman numerals to a certain extent today but the Roman numeral system was replaced by the Hindu-Arabic numeral system because it contained a zero symbol thus maki…ng arithmetical operations a lot easier whereas the Roman numeral system has no zero symbol and mathematical operations were much more difficult.

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# Why don't we use roman numarels always?

We still do use Roman numerals to a limited extent but nowadays Hindu-Arabic numerals are used almost world wide because they contain a zero symbol thus making mathematical op…erations a lot easier whereas Roman numerals have no zero symbol as such which makes mathematical operations a lot more difficult.