tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-26427738.post2605574032920938836..comments2023-11-02T08:52:30.787-04:00Comments on Connecticut Bob: Sunday Night Music Club XXXIUnknownnoreply@blogger.comBlogger4125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-26427738.post-55968916065323253322013-03-27T09:38:03.937-04:002013-03-27T09:38:03.937-04:00Perhaps the X was derived from our fingers, but it...Perhaps the X was derived from our fingers, but it still doesn't help when creating a large number. That's where the multiples in decimal come in handy. 1958 in decimal is easy, MCMLVIII takes a lot more thinking to create. <br /><br />And more space!Connecticut Bobhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/13426655857464845876noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-26427738.post-54847844087973154692013-03-26T01:05:31.926-04:002013-03-26T01:05:31.926-04:00Bob, you are describing decimal notation. I referr...Bob, you are describing decimal <i>notation</i>. I referring to the fact that the Roman system is uses ten as its base, that it is base 10 or denary.<br />It derives from counting on our fingers, like the systems in many other cultures.<br />Look at how it builds:<br />I = 1<br />V = 5 (fingers on one hand)<br />X = 10 (fingers of both hands)<br />L = 50 (V x X)<br />C = 100 (X x X)<br />D = 500 oldswedenoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-26427738.post-85322921632001085972013-03-25T11:02:47.708-04:002013-03-25T11:02:47.708-04:00I beg to differ. The Roman numerals don't repe...I beg to differ. The Roman numerals don't repeat themselves after incrementing 10 (or any other number of) times. X is ten and ten only. <br /><br />In a decimal system 1 is one, unless it is in the second position to the left of the decimal point, then it's a ten, and in the third position it's a hundred. This is decimal, or base-10 numbering.<br /><br />Roman numerals do not Connecticut Bobhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/13426655857464845876noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-26427738.post-9853362933718612692013-03-24T23:35:21.101-04:002013-03-24T23:35:21.101-04:00Bob, the Roman system is decimal. That X is ten an...Bob, the Roman system is decimal. That X is ten and represents a unit of counting. What you want it the <b><i>Arabic</i></b> numbers that people normally use. Don't tell the T-baggers this, or we will have to ditch the system. Like we were supposed to replace French fries with Freedom Fries, or something.<br />oldswedeoldswedenoreply@blogger.com