# Number to Roman Numerals

## Number to Roman Numerals FAQ

### 1. What is the Roman numeral for the number 50?

The Roman numeral for the number 50 is **L**.

### 2. How do you convert the number 1987 to Roman numerals?

To convert the number 1987 to Roman numerals, you break it down into its component parts:

- 1000 = M
- 900 = CM
- 80 = LXXX
- 7 = VII

Putting these together, 1987 in Roman numerals is **MCMLXXXVII**.

### 3. Why is 4 written as IV in Roman numerals and not IIII?

In Roman numerals, 4 is written as **IV** instead of **IIII** because Roman numerals follow a subtractive principle. This means that placing a smaller numeral before a larger numeral indicates subtraction. Therefore, IV means 5 - 1 = 4.

### 4. What are the rules for writing Roman numerals?

The main rules for writing Roman numerals are:

**Additive Combination**: Numerals are added together to form the number (e.g., VI = 5 + 1 = 6).**Subtractive Notation**: When a smaller numeral precedes a larger numeral, it is subtracted (e.g., IV = 5 - 1 = 4).**Repetition**: A numeral can be repeated up to three times to increase its value (e.g., III = 3).**Order**: Numerals are generally written from largest to smallest from left to right (e.g., XVI = 16).

### 5. How would you represent the number 1000 in Roman numerals?

The number 1000 is represented in Roman numerals as **M**.

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