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What are the Roman Numerals?

The ancient Romans used numerals that look like letters.  To write any number they had to use the letters I, V, X, L, C, D and M.  The numbers 1,2,3 were written, I, II, III.  Number 4 was written IV, or d (V) minus I, number 6 was VI, or 5 plus one, and so …

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