Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceTrivia · 1 year ago

is 9 IX or VIIII?

11 Answers

  • anand
    Lv 5
    11 months ago
    Favourite answer

    There are no four I-s coming together in Roman number system. The I on left of X indicates that I has a negative value, ie, 10 - 1=9.

  • 1 year ago

    Only if tally marks it would be four lines and a cross line over it. Which looks very different than the v. Roman numerals were written on narrow stone slabs. So they were short to be the three characters only. Unless year like 1903 MCMIII

    Source(s): Edit add Roman numeral IIII on dials. VIIII = 9, (...) XVIIII = 19, (...) XXIIII = 24, to limit examples to the numerals that would later be marked on a dial to indicate the twenty-four hours in a day. During the Imperial period, the subtractive principle
  • 1 year ago

    IX is correct

    In Roman Numerals, you never use more than 3 1's.

    the only correct way to signify IV = 5-1

    If you wanted to write 1994......You wouldn't write MDCCCC for 1900. you write MCM

    1000 + (1000-100) = 1900

    to write the 94........again, you don't write LXXXX for 90. again, it would be XC......100-10

    to write the don't write llll you use lV

    so 1994 would be MCMXCIV......NOT MDCCCCVXXXXIIII

  • 1 year ago

    IX. There is never more than three ones added to a five.

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    IX is the correct annotation.

  • 1 year ago

    IX is 10 minus 1 aka 9

    Most people would probably recognize the 5 plus 4 VIIII standing alone as an intended 9 too .

    But writing it that way would get would confusing in combination with other random numbers.

  • Mark
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    IX. The rule is the number X9 is written this way. So "18" would be "XVIII" but "19" would be "IXX".

  • 1 year ago

    It is IX but I have seen it the other way too.

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    IX, at least in Superbowls.

  • Jolene
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    Traditionally it's IX, but historically it has been written both ways.

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