#76095. Asked by socom3. (Feb 19 07 8:57 PM)
My best educated guess is that the Romans wanted a numbering style that pertained to their alphabet, not the Etruscans' alphabet. Etruscan numerals did in fact inspire Roman numerals, so logically the necessary changes were made to accommodate the Roman alphabet. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_numerals#Origins
Feb 19 07, 9:19 PM
it's because they probably wanted it to be in the alphabet
I = i
X = x
V = v
'6' IV(not sure)
'7' IIV(or VII)
'8' VIII(or IIIV)
'9' IX(or XI)
'11' (opposite way of number 9)
'12' XII(or IIX
Feb 24 07, 11:34 AM
Find something useful here? Please help us spread the word about FunTrivia. Recommend this page below!
Video game developing is highly unstable. One day, your company could be on top and the next you could be out of a job. These gaming companies may have brought hits (or not) but the one thing they have in common is that they're now defunct. Good luck!
"Ask FunTrivia" is for entertainment purposes only, and answers offered are unverified and unchecked by
FunTrivia. We cannot guarantee the accuracy or veracity of ANY statement posted. Feel free to post an updated
if you feel that an answer is inadequate or incorrect. Please
thoroughly research items where accuracy is important to you using multiple reliable sources. By accessing our
website, you agree to be bound by our terms of service.