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Roman Numerals Query
« on: Monday 29 June 20 07:14 BST (UK) »
Could someone tell me what the attached number is please? I confess I haven't seen the letter 'c' used in this way before. Is it meant to be 619?
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Re: Roman Numerals Query
« Reply #1 on: Monday 29 June 20 07:25 BST (UK) »
619 in Roman numerals would be DCXIX. Your puzzle might therefore end with 19 but I don't think the first three letters represent a number. What is the context?
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Re: Roman Numerals Query
« Reply #2 on: Monday 29 June 20 07:27 BST (UK) »
It was in a sentence describing a number of people.
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Re: Roman Numerals Query
« Reply #3 on: Monday 29 June 20 07:30 BST (UK) »
I confess I haven't seen the letter 'c' used in this way before. Is it meant to be 619?

I also read it as 619.  It's not uncommon to see the C used in this way.  It breaks down as:

           (6 x C(entum) = 600) + 19

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Re: Roman Numerals Query
« Reply #4 on: Monday 29 June 20 07:45 BST (UK) »
Found an example.  This is 1551:

ml vc lj = ((mille =1000) + (5 x Centum) + 51) = 1551

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Re: Roman Numerals Query
« Reply #5 on: Monday 29 June 20 07:56 BST (UK) »
I am struggling to read the attached example but I can see the logic of the explanation. Nice to start the week learning something new.
Sinclair: Lanarkshire & Antrim; McDougall: Bute; Ramsay: Invernesshire; Thomson & Robertson: Perthshire; Brown: Argyll; Scott: Ayrshire: Duff: Fife.

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« Reply #6 on: Monday 29 June 20 08:40 BST (UK) »
Thanks All.
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Re: Roman Numerals Query
« Reply #7 on: Monday 29 June 20 09:39 BST (UK) »
You will also see:

im for 1,000 e.g. iiimcclxi for 3,261

and

ixx for 20 e.g. imvciiijxxxvj for 1,596