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# Why don't we used Roman numeric always?

# Where have you seen Roman Numerals used?

On clocks and watches At the end of TV and movie credits On Sun dials In the Latin language The titles of VIPs such as kings and queens In mathematical text books A…lso on the introduction pages to non-fiction works.

# What are 5 uses for Roman numerals?

Five different current uses for Roman numerals would be... 1) As numerals on clocks and watches. 2) As regnal numbers of kings and queen, for example King Henry VI…II 3) The oxidation states of elements in compounds, for example Iron III oxide. 4) As dates, often shown in movie credits, for example MCMLXXIX (1979) 5) In Movie titles, for example "Star Wars episode VI: Return of the Jedi."

# Why do Olympics use Roman numerals?

Tradition, and also because Roman numerals are more recognisable than ancient Greek numerals.

# 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.

# How much do Romans use Roman numerals?

Modern Romans use Roman numerals about as infrequently as the rest of the western world. Arabic numerals was much easier to use for all purposes, so the old Roman numerals are… used only in formal notices like foundation stones, and often, not even then. In ancient times, before Arabic numerals were introduced to Europe, the ancient Romans used Roman numerals for all activities that required counting or arithmetic. That included commercial transactions, accounting (such as it was), calendars, etc.

# What symbols were used for the roman numerals?

Numeral Decimal I 1 V 5 X 10 L 50 C 100 D 500 M 1000 Anything larger is cumbersome, but can be formed by using a "prefix" numeral: 5000 = VM 6479 = VIMCDLX…XIX Also putting a line over a number would indicate that number being multiplied by one thousand.

# 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 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

# Did the Greeks use roman numerals?

The ancient Greeks had their own system of numeracy but would have known about the Roman system of numeracy

# Why were roman numerals used?

Roman numerals were the Roman's system of numbers. Such as we have 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc... Those were there numbering system

# 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.

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# What are practical uses for Roman numerals?

Five different current uses for Roman numerals would be... 1) As numerals on clocks and watches. 2) As regnal numbers of kings and queen, for example King Henry VI…II 3) The oxidation states of elements in compounds, for example Iron III oxide. 4) As dates, often shown in movie credits, for example MCMLXXIX (1979) 5) In Movie titles, for example "Star Wars episode VI: Return of the Jedi."

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# How long where roman numerals used for?

They were used long before the existence of Rome itself because it was the Etruscans who first developed this system of numeracy and it was the Etruscans that invaded and rule…d the Romans centuries before the rise of the Roman Empire. It was Pope Sylvester II, who was the pope in 999, and he was the first scholar in Western Europe to have learnt and taught the new system of numeracy that we use today known as the Hindu-Arabic numeral system. However, Roman numerals were still favoured over the new numeral system up until the 16th century when in 1585 the idea of fractions were introduced using the new system of numeracy which was difficult using Roman numerals. But Roman numerals are still being used today if only out of historical curiosity.

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# How are roman numerals used in Army?

Roman numerals have the same numerical values as in civilian life and so it follows that the Army's usage of them makes no difference.

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# Is there a Roman numeral that uses all the letters in Roman numerals?

Yes and it is: MDCLXVI which represents 1666 (MDCLXVI = 1000+500+100+50+10+5+1 = 1666). Another answer: The example of 1666 above not only uses all of the roman numerals jus…t once each, but it also places the numerals in descending order from M to I. Other numbers which use all 7 roman numerals one time only, but in mixed usage, include: MCDXLIV (1444), MCDXLVI (1446), MCDLXIV (1464), MCDLXVI (1466), MDCXLIV (1644), MDCXLVI (1646), MDCLXIV (1664).

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# 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.