Roman numerals (was Re: Barry Popik namecheck)

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Mon Apr 7 19:30:20 UTC 2008

Although that's what I was taught, Wikipedia says that rule is not
universally followed.

I tried again today to find items in the form of IXX, but that is the
only one I could find. BB

On Apr 7, 2008, at 8:24 AM, Mark Mandel wrote:

> The subtractive method is only used to subtract the unit from the
> five of
> the same order of magnitude or from the next order of magnitude:
> IV
> IX
> XL
> XC
> CD
> CM
> and then that's appended to whatever higher-order terms are in there.
> m a m
> On Sun, Apr 6, 2008 at 9:56 PM, Benjamin Barrett
> <gogaku at> wrote:
>> "IXX century" gets just over 1000 hits on Google. (Small compared to
>> "XIX century," but still quite a few.) I've never seen them written
>> this way before. I didn't find anything for "CMM century" or "IC"
>> century, though. BB
>> On Apr 6, 2008, at 12:53 PM, sagehen wrote:
>>> doubt if they were all eighth-born, though the IXX Cent families in

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