But for the letter X besides X-mas, Xerox, X-ray, Xenophobia, and Xylophone there are no other words in the English language at least according to this dictionary. For X-mas it's not yet time, Xerox is a bit outdated, although that could fit on me, I don't suffer from xenophobia and I don't play a xylophone.
So I thought how much I suffered to learn the Roman numbers at school ! If you consider that a 10 is an X a 20 XX a 30 XXX and a 40 XXXX but a 50 is an L mathematics become rather difficult Imagine you have to write your birth date in roman numbers, it would take a lot of space. If you are born on a 30.10.1940 (or 10.30.1940) you have to write
XXX.X.MDXXXX or X.XXX.MDXXXX
Fortunately you only find roman numbers on historical buildings or on graveyards and you don't have to fill out your tax declaration in Roman numbers !
in documents from the Roman era, even within the same document. "Double subtractives" also occur, such as XIIX or even IIXX instead of XVIII. Sometimes V and L are not used, with instances such as IIIIII and XXXXXX rather than VI or LX
So we should be happy that nearly the whole world uses Arabic numbers Some racists will not be happy to know that they all calculate in Arabic numbers !
Big Ben in London stays with the Romans !
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