How to convert Arabic numbers to Roman numerals: breaking down into place value subgroups (units, tens, hundreds, thousands, etc.), in expanded notation

Arabic numbers decomposing (breaking down) in place value subgroups before converting to Roman numerals:

  • To turn any Arabic number into a Roman numeral, break down that Arabic number (decompose it) into place value subgroups, in expanded notation, of units, tens, hundreds, thousands, ten of thousands, hundred of thousands, millions, etc..
  • Convert each of these subgroups separately to numbers written down with Roman numerals;
  • Wrap it up: catenate these subgroups using the additive notation to get the end Roman numeral.

Example:

  • 19 = 10 + 9 = 10 + (10 - 1) = X + IX = XIX;
  • 39 = 30 + 9 = (10 + 10 + 10) + (10 - 1) = (X + X + X) + (X - I) = XXX + IX = XXXIX;
  • 42 = 40 + 2 = (50 - 10) + (1 + 1) = (L - X) + (I + I) = XL + II = XLII;
  • 79 = 70 + 9 = (50 + 10 + 10) + (10 - 1) = (L + X + X) + (X - I) = LXX + IX = LXXIX;
  • 99 = 90 + 9 = (100 - 10) + (10 - 1) = (C - X) + (X - I) = XC + IX = XCIX;
  • 104 = 100 + 0 + 4 = 100 + (5 - 1) = C + (V - I) = C + IV = CIV;
  • 120 = 100 + 20 + 0 = 100 + (10 + 10) = C + (X + X) = C + XX = CXX;
  • 150 = 100 + 50 + 0 = C + L = CL;
  • 173 = 100 + 70 + 3 = 100 + (50 + 10 + 10) + (1 + 1 + 1) = C + (L + X + X) + (I + I + I) = C + LXX + III = CLXXIII;
  • 184 = 100 + 80 + 4 = 100 + (50 + 10 + 10 + 10) + (5 - 1) = C + (L + X + X + X) + (V - I) = C + LXXX + IV = CLXXXIV;
  • 200 = 200 + 0 + 0 = (100 + 100) = (C + C) = CC;
  • 207 = 200 + 0 + 7 = (100 + 100) + (5 + 1 + 1) = (C + C) + (V + I + I) = CC + VII = CCVII;
  • 267 = 200 + 60 + 7 = (100 + 100) + (50 + 10) + (5 + 1 + 1) = (C + C) + (L + X) + (V + I + I) = CCLXVII
  • 448 = 400 + 40 + 8 = (500 - 100) + (50 - 10) + (5 + 1 + 1 + 1) = (D - C) + (L - X) + (V + I + I + I) = CD + XL + VIII = CDXLVIII;
  • 503 = 500 + 0 + 3 = 500 + (1 + 1 + 1) = D + (I + I + I) = D + III = DIII;
  • 944 = 900 + 40 + 4 = (1,000 - 100) + (50 - 10) + (5 - 1) = (M - C) + (L - X) + (V - I) = CM + XL + IV = CMXLIV;
  • 1,973 = 1,000 + 900 + 70 + 3 = 1,000 + (1,000 - 100) + (50 + 10 + 10) + (1 + 1 + 1) = M + (M - C) + (L + X + X) + (I + I + I) = M + CM + LXX + III = MCMLXXIII;
  • 2,019 = 2,000 + 10 + 9 = (1,000 + 1,000) + 10 + (10 - 1) = (M + M) + X + (X - I) = MM + X + IX = MMXIX;
  • 3,999 = 3,000 + 900 + 90 + 9 = (1,000 + 1,000 + 1,000) + (1,000 - 100) + (100 - 10) + (10 - 1) = (M + M + M) + (M - C) + (C - X) + (X - I) = MMM + CM + XC + IX = MMMCMXCIX;
  • 4,000 = 5,000 - 1,000 = (V) - M = M(V).

Roman numerals reading rules, summary:

I. The Roman numerals set of basic symbols

II. The rule of numerals repetition

III. Subtractive notation of the Roman numerals

IV. Additive notation of the Roman numerals


How to convert Arabic numbers to Roman numerals: breaking down into place value subgroups

Examples of converting Arabic numbers to Roman numerals


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Mathematical operations with Roman numerals:

I. Addition. Learn by example how to add Roman numerals the right way, like the Romans calculated, steps, explanations

II. Subtraction. Learn by example how to subtract Roman numerals the right way, like the Romans calculated, steps, explanations

III. Addition and subtraction. Learn by example how to add and subtract Roman numerals the right way, like the Romans calculated, steps, explanations