Posted by **Rina** on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 7:59pm.

1) CCXIX

C = 100

X = 10

I = 1

because there are 2 C's I added them together and I got 200

because there are 2 X's I added them together and got 20

because there is 1 I that equaled 1

So I added 200 + 20 + 1 = 221 which is my final answer

But according to the back of the book the answer is 219. Please help me determine how they got 219 for the answer or am I correct. Thank you

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**bobpursley**, Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 8:01pm
They are correct, IX is 9 XIX is 19

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**bobpursley**, Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 8:02pm
Ok, what did the Roman Catholic Monk say when the hit the golf ball? IV

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**Writeacher**, Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 8:07pm
Bobpursley and your book are right.

I = 1

II = 2

III = 3

IV = 4

V = 5

VI = 6

VII = 7

VIII = 8

IX = 9

X = 10

Notice that 4 is made by putting I in front of V. 5-1=4

Notice that 9 is made by putting I in front of X. 10-1=9

Let us know if you have questions.

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**Rina**, Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 8:07pm
How does IX equal 9? I thought X represented 10 and I represented 1?

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**Writeacher**, Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 8:08pm
See above.

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**Rina**, Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 8:08pm
Oh ok I got it now thank you so much

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**Writeacher**, Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 8:09pm
You're welcome.

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**SraJMcGin**, Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 8:17pm
Try some of the following links:

http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=mcafee&p=converting+Roman+numerals+to+Arabic+numbers

Sra

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