Method 1 of 3: Reading Roman Numerals Download Article Learn the basic value of each digit. Use a mnemonic. A mnemonic is a phrase that you can memorize more easily than a list of numbers, that will help you remember the order of the digits. Add numbers with larger digits first. ... Treat numbers with smaller digits first as subtraction. ... Break a number into parts to understand it. ... More items...What is the number one in Roman numerals?
The Roman numeral XLVIII is the equivalent of the number 48. Roman numerals are actually upper case letters that are used to represent numbers. The basic Roman numerals are I, V, X, L, C, D and M, which stand for one, five, 10, 50, 100, 500 and 1,000, respectively.What are the Roman numerals rules?
There are a few rules for writing numbers with Roman numerals. Repeating a numeral up to three times represents addition of the number. For example, III represents 1 + 1 + 1 = 3. Only I, X, C, and M can be repeated; V, L, and D cannot be, and there is no need to do so.