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I had a guess, and my format was jumbled, but correct otherwise.

Today: II・XIII・MMXX
 
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It kills me when an otherwise wonderful watch is festooned with that silly ancient cypher. I suppose some like it, because they still do it. Like Roman columns in front of a Ryan split level.

I do pretty well in the lower area, but the pile of numbers for 2015 would probably throw me.



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I’m XLVII so yeah, they’re no problem. Smile


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Age LXXX here. The NUNS made sure we never forgot Roman Numerals.


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I am LXVIII YOA.

And for more fun, here’s a Roman Numeral calculator.

https://www.calculatorsoup.com...meral-calculator.php


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LXLX
 
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LXIV


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III years of high school Latin here...
 
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LXIII
 
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Why do some clocks have IIII?



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LXLX

This is not right.



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I taught myself as a kid because of the Van Halen MCMLXXXIV album. my older bro had that record I was only 10. About the same time my grandpa taught me to read his cuckoo clock that had Roman numerals. Then when I learned them In middle school I was already a step up. I’m XLV years old
 
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I'm LXXII.


Me too. Big Grin



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Why do some clocks have IIII?


Originally they didn't do the - (minus) thing we do now, like IV in your example. Without googling I don't remember when they started. Probably before any clock you'd see was made...but technically I don't think it's incorrect, since whoever wrote the rules probably wrote them in Latin lol

I knew the system well when I was younger. Rusty now, but I'm only XXXVI.




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Years are pretty easy. How many can express their birthday, or a current date, in Roman numerals?


I can.
 
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I’m L years old, and I know them.


Me too, born in MCMLXIX



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I’m XXXIX. Looking forward to turning XL in August. Much easier to write.

Yeah - learned them in school along with cursive and have no trouble reading or writing either one.

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Kind of like the metric system to me, no use for them. But I do know them when I see them.
 
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