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# Who used the Roman number system?

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###### December 14, 2008 7:36PM

The Romans and all the Roman empire

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### Why do the Roman numerals use letters instead of Arabic numbers?

If the Roman had used the same numbers which are used in the
Arabic number system then they would have been using the Arabic
number system. The whole point is that they used a different
system.
The other half of the whole point is that the Roman empire fell
before the Arabs and Hindus developed their number system. The
Romans 'borrowed' their system from the Etruscans; they could not
borrow what had not yet been invented.