roman numerals
posted by lil tony .
are roman numerals in numeric order also in alphabetical order??
I
II
III
IV
V
VI
VII
etc
X
and so forth ??
in other words, were the romans smart enough to design roman numerals so that they could be put in the same order either numerically or alphabetically?
<<in other words, were the romans smart enough to design roman numerals so that they could be put in the same order either numerically or alphabetically?>>
No.
49 is XLIX
50 is L
400 is CD
Those are in numerical but not alphabetical order. I could cite many other examples.
yes they are

yes and no
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