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Old 24th December 2013, 09:14   #11
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Re: Latin and Roman numerals

I invented my own language .... gibbo's lingo

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Re: Latin and Roman numerals

I was once given detention at school for giving a teacher a couple of latin numerals with my fingers,the explanation by me that i was just trying to add 5 plus 5 in latin was met with a frown of such disdain.

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Old 25th December 2013, 03:03   #13
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I was once given detention at school for giving a teacher a couple of latin numerals with my fingers,the explanation by me that i was just trying to add 5 plus 5 in latin was met with a frown of such disdain.

Sounds like you tried the back to front peace sign

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Re: Latin and Roman numerals

A trick question.

What's the longest number in Roman numerals?

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TROVE is fast today.

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TROVE is fast today.

I gather thats not the answer to your trick question?

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A trick question.

What's the longest number in Roman numerals?


Ok you said the longest and not the highest so i say

2888 MMDCCCLXXXVIII is the longest

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Re: Latin and Roman numerals

Almost That is the answer for under 3000.

MMMDCCCLXXXVIII

M, C and X can be used 3 times but not D, L and V.

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MMMDCCCLXXXVIII

M, C and X can be used 3 times but not D, L and V.

Then google lied to me

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Re: Latin and Roman numerals

Oh.

It gets complicated afterwards with a bar on the top meaning multiply by 1000.

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