Roman Numerals Chart with Converter

Here you will find a complete list of Roman Numerals and an easy-to-use converter. Also, convert the roman numbers into integer or reverse.

Commonly used Roman Numerals

1 5 10 50 100 500 1000
I V X L C D M
Some Basic Combinations
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90
X XX XXX XL L LX LXX LXXX XC
100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900
C CC CCC CD D DC DCC DCCC CM
Forming Rules

When a symbol is placed after a greater (or equal) value then it is added.

  • Example: LX = L + X = 50 + 10 = 60

Similarly, when a symbol is placed before a greater value then it is subtracted.

  • Example: XC = C - X = 100 - 10 = 90

Note: Do not use the same symbol more than three times in one row. But sometimes IIII is used to show 4 in clocks.

Big Numbers

Arabic numbers more than 1000 are defined by placing a bar (─) over the symbol or letter. Also, it multiplies its value by 1000.

5000 10000 50000 100000 500000 1000000
V X L C D M

What is Roman Numerals?

Roman Numerals are the ancient Roman way of representing numbers. Just like today as we have the modern numeral system, Romans had their own system of representing numbers. It's one of the oldest ways but still, it's widely used. You can easily find their extensive use in mathematical expressions, scientific notations, and much more.

Roman Numerals

In the Roman Number System, each number has its unique symbol. There are also some calculation rules and signs. You can see this in detail in our chart.

The number system that we use all the time is Hindu-Arabic numerals. These are the set of 10 symbols – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 0. Also, it is inspired by Roman numerals. You can notice the similarity when you compare both systems side by side. However, Hindu-Arabic is a more efficient and convenient way of writing. Also, the Roman system has its own advantages too.

How to Convert Number to Roman Numerals?

Let's take an example to understand the conversion process. For successfully converting a number into its equivalent Roman form you will need the chart. So, keep it handy or you can memorize it.

Example: Convert 1385 to Roman Form
Convert Number to Roman Numerals

Firstly, let's break the number into Thousands, Hundreds, Tens, and Ones and do each conversion.

  • 1000 ➔ M
  • 300 ➔ CCC
  • 80 ➔ LXXX
  • 5 ➔ V

Now write all together:
1000 + 300 + 80 + 5 = M + CCC + LXXX + V

So, 1385 ➔ MCCCLXXXV

Try your own examples to get acquainted with this technique. However, the Roman Numerals Converter makes the job simple. Just enter the number and press the convert button. You will get the result in less than a second.

How to Convert a Roman Numerals to Number?

The process for converting a Roman symbol to a number is the same, just there are few small changes. Let's understand this clearly with an example.

Example: Convert XXVI into Number
Convert to Numbers

Firstly, let's break all the letters and write them down respectively. Then convert each letter into a number.

  • X ➔ 10
  • X ➔ 10
  • V ➔ 5
  • I ➔ 1

Now, sum up all the values: 10 + 10 + 5 + 1 = 26

Hence, the number form of XXVI is 26.

Conversion Tool

Using our Roman Numerals Converter, you can easily convert any positive integer number into a Roman or a Roman Symbol into an Arabic number. Just type the number in the respective input box and click on "Convert". The converter also displays the calculation part for better understanding. It's a great tool for students.

Conclusion

This was all about what are Roman Numerals and how you can change a number from one form to another form easily. Also, our converter is a great tool that you can use to achieve the same. Just access the website and start using it. No need to signup or paying any cost.