For archive (Updated on February 13, 2019)
Roman Number System
- I (for representing one)
- V (for 5)
- X (for 10)
- L (for 50)
- C (for 100)
- M (for 1000)
- If a lesser weighted symbol appears to the left of a larger weighted symbol, the lower value is subtracted from the higher value. Examples : IV (5 -1 = 4), XC (100 – 10 = 90)
- If a lesser weighted symbol appears to the right of a larger weighted symbol, the lower value to added to the higher value. Examples : VII (5 + 1 + 1 = 7), CXX (100 + 10 + 10 = 120)
- It is difficult to perform arithmetic operations
- It is not easy to read large Roman numbers. Movie companies supposedly use Roman numbers in their copyright dates so that the audience could not quickly figure out if a movie is too old.
There are ten digits 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and most importantly 0.
“The Dawn of Nothing” mphasizes the introduction of Zero thereby allowing the positional system of representing numbers.
It has many advantages over the Roman Number System.
- Compact representation
- Ease of performing arithmetic operations.