What is MMMCDLXXIV in Arabic numerals?
M = 1000
D = 500
C = 100
L = 50
X = 10
V = 1
I = 1
Add the value of the letters together unless a smaller value comes before a bigger value in which case the smaller value is subtracted:
→ MMMCDLXXIV = 1000 + 1000 + 1000 - 100 + 500 + 50 + 10 + 10 - 1 + 5 = 3474
Indian numerals came to be called Hindu- Arabic numerals for many reasons. Some of those reasons are because they were originated from India where they were using the numerals for 1 to 9 for more than 2,000 years. Arab traders then brought these numerals to the West, As a result, we call them Arabic numerals, or Hindu-Arabic numerals.