Math and Arithmetic

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What is the difference of ancient numerals from roman numerals?

## Answer

###### Wiki User

###### June 28, 2017 2:25PM

A zero symbol was used in some ancient numeral systems for positional place value purposes whereas the Roman numeral system didn't need a zero symbol because the positional place value of the numerals are self evident as for example DV is equivalent to 505.