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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Major Miner II, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. What does the V stand for????
     
  2. Nevermind. Five. It means five. I thought X was Five.

    My bad.
     
  3. Petra Fyde

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    There are a lot of buildings near where I live that have the date they were built carved in the stone in roman numerals. I was interested enough, when a teenager, to find out what they meant. I'm not sure how much of it I can remember now.
    M = 1000, D= 500, C = 100 L = 50m X = 10m V = 5, I = 1.

    The strange ones are things like 4 is IV ie one before 5. 40 = XL - 10 before 50.

    I think 2011 is MMXI
    The local Methodist chapel was built in MDCCCLIV