# Why do most films give the date they were first released in roman numerals?

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Back then all people knew where roman numerals. So they used it as numbers to date when the movie will come out, are for something else. Today we use 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10,etc...........That's why it's impotant to know your roman numerals. I know all of mines.
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# Birth date in roman numerals?

To write a date in roman numerals, you must convert the month into its numeric equivalent (January = 1, February = 2...October = 10 etc.) Then you must decide which date format to use: MMDDYYYY or MMDDYY or DDMMYY or DDMMYYYY etc. I believe it is common to follow the MMDDYYYY format. When separating ( Full Answer )

# What are the first 50 roman numerals?

1-10: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii, viii, ix, x 11-20: xi, xii, xiii, xiv, xv, xvi, xvii, xviii, xix, xx 21-30: xxi, xxii, xxiii, xxiv, xxv, xxvi, xxvii, xxviii, xxix, xxx 31-40: xxxi, xxxii, xxxiii, xxxiv, xxxv, xxxvi, xxxvii, xxxviii, xxxix, xl 41-50: xli, xlii, xliii, xliv, xlv, xlvi, xlvii, xlviii ( Full Answer )

# When were Roman numerals first used?

During the period of the Etruscan occupation and rule of Rome. shhshfuijuiehh sishusguhd hdhh udg used c jc hmn h j Roman numerals evolved over a long period, but are thought to have derived from the Etruscan tally-stick method of counting, However the Etruscans inherited from the Greeks, placing it ( Full Answer )

# What Roman numerals are most commonly used?

The numerals that are commonly used are I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X. (those are 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

# What are the first 7 roman numerals?

The first seven Roman numerals are I, V, X, L, C, D, M The first seven numbers as written using Roman numerals are I,II,III,IV,V,VI,VII

# What is the date 19061985 in roman numerals?

Would be something like this below, using the horizontal line for the thousands and the double horizontal line for the milions.. ___ ___ ___ XIX LXI CMLXXXV. ------------. For the TWO dates, 1906 and 1985, the separate numbers would be MCMVI and MCMLXXXV.

# Where are Roman numerals most used?

Roman numerals can still be found on such things as... clocks and watches, sundials, old mile stones, the dates in the credits of movies, dates in books, sequals of movies (Jurassic Park III etc), the names of chemical compounds (such as Iron (II) chloride), the regnal numbers of kings and queens (E ( Full Answer )

# Dates in Roman Numerals?

It's like it's 5 July 2005, it'll be 05/07/2005. If it's represented by Roman Numerals, then it'll be V/VII/MV. Improved Answer: 2005 = MMV in Roman numerals.

# What re the first twenty roman numerals?

The Roman numerals for the numbers 1 through to 20 are as follows... I = 1 II = 2 III = 3 IV = 4 V = 5 VI = 6 VII = 7 VIII = 8 IX = 9 X = 10 XI = 11 XII = 12 XIII = 13 XIV = 14 XV = 15 XVI = 16 XVII = 17 XVIII = 18 XIX = 19 XX = 20

# What are the first fifty roman numerals?

I,II,III,IV,V,VI,VII,IIX,IX,X. From there you just repeat with an additional X in front for each runthrough until you hit 50 which is L

# Why Roman numerals in films?

It is just a convention to write the date in Roman numerals. Perhaps when it was first done it was because the general public wouldn't understand them and would not therefore realise that a movie playing at a local cinema might in fact be several years old. It also makes the movie seem professional! ( Full Answer )

# What is this date 17022009 in roman numerals?

I'm gong to assume you mean February 17th, 2009. That would be a. d. XII Kal. Mar., MMIX (12 days before the first of March, 2009).

# What are the first ten roman numerals?

The first ten Roman numerals are as follows: 1 - I 2 - II 3 - III 4 - IV 5 - V 6 - VI 7 - VII 8 - VIII 9 - IX 10 - X Note that occasionally on clock-faces, the IV used to represent 4 is replaced by IIII. This is in order to give a clock the appearance of symmetry because the ( Full Answer )

# What are the first five roman numerals?

1 = I, 2 = II, 3 = III, 4 = IV (or IIII) and 5 = V.

# When was the roman numeral system first used?

The Roman numeral system was first used by the Etruscans who once ruled the Romans.

# What are the first 25 Roman numeral numbers?

They are: I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X XI XII XIII XIV XV XVI XVII XVIII XIX XX XXI XXII XXIII XXIV XXV

# How do you write the date in roman numerals?

ok, this site will give you a fairly good explanation of how it's done. most people just translate directly but it doesn't quite work that way.. http://www.web40571.clarahost.co.uk/roman/calco1.htm

# What is February first in roman numerals?

You can express February 1st as either 02-01 (which would be II.I) or as 01-02 (which would be I.II)

# Why are there Roman numerals at the end of a film?

It is just a convention to write the date in Roman numerals. Perhaps when it was first done it was because the general public wouldn't understand them and would not therefore realise that a movie playing at a local cinema might in fact be several years old.

# Who was the first person to use roman numerals?

It was an Etruscan because the Etruscans first conceived this form of numeracy and they once ruled the Romans.

# What is January first 1985 in roman numerals?

January first 1985 can also be written as 01-01-1985 and this can be represented by the Roman numerals I.I.MCMLXXXV

# What is the date in Roman Numerals?

As you asked this question on 15th September 2009, which can also be written as 15-09-2009, this date in Roman numerals would be XV.IX.MMIX

# What is the first 10 numbers in the roman numerals?

I = 1 II = 2 III = 3 IV = 4 V = 5 VI = 6 VII = 7 VIII = 8 IX = 9 X = 10 A little additional information... L = 50, C = 100, D = 500 and M =1000, with those numerals you can make any number you wish up to3999... For example 666 = DCLXVI, 1555 = MDLV, 1888 =MDCCCLXXXVIII, 2009 = MMIX and 3999 = MMMCMX ( Full Answer )

# What date was Wallace and gromit's first short film released?

The first short thirty minute film starring Wallace and Gromit was 'A Grand Day Out' released in 1989.

# Why do Films have the date they were released in roman Numerals?

Most people don't understand Roman numerals so movie makers usethese numerals to disguise the fact when the movie was actuallyreleased. . +++ . How do you "know" without asking them, that "most" people don'tunderstand Roman numerals (they can always find out!), and whyshould film-makers want to di ( Full Answer )

# When was the date the roman numerals began?

Contrary to popular belief the Romans did not invent the Roman numeral system but it was invented by the Etruscans who once ruled the Romans. The Etruscans were using these numerals, centuries if not for thousands of years before the rise of the Roman Empire. Not much in history is known about the ( Full Answer )

# What are the first 100 Roman Numerals?

I ii iii iv v vi vii viii ix x xi xii xiii xiv xv xvi xvii xviii xix xx xxi xxii xxiii xxiv xxv xxvi xxvii xxviii xxix xxx xxxi xxxii xxxiii xxxiv xxxv xxxvi xxxvii xxxviii xxxix xl xli xlii xliii xliv xlv xlvi ( Full Answer )

# What is date of birth 26122009 in roman numerals?

In today's modern notation it is: XXVI-XII-MMIX However, the Romans themselves would have probably wrote out the number 2009 as MMVIIII which can be simplified to IMMX in the same way that the Roman numerals IIII and VIIII (4 and 9) are simplified to IV and IX respectively.

# What is date of birth 09022010 in roman numerals?

9 = IX 2 = II 2010 = MMX So, the roman numerals formatted as a date would be: IX/II/MMX

# What are the first 50 roman numerals written?

Today the first 50 Roman numerals are written as follows: Units from 1 to 9: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX Tens from 10 to 50: X, XX, XXX, XL, L To select a number first write down the tens followed by the units. Examples: 29 = XX+IX = XXIX and 48 = XL+VIII = XLVIII

# Why are movie's first release dates in roman numerals?

Many people don't understand Roman numerals so movie makers use Roman numerals to disguise the fact in what year that the movie was actually released.

# What is the Roman Numeral date for MCMXL?

M=1000 C=100 X=10 L=50 On that premise... MCMXL would be 1000+(1000-100)+(50-10)=1940 Your answer is 1,940

# How do you write dates in roman numerals?

We don't. We only write years in Roman numerals, such as MMXII for 2012. Dates are usually written using standard Arabic symbols, such as 25.12.2012. Some non-English countries such as Portugal, Italy and Romania (amongst others) use Roman numerals for the month and Arabic for the day and year, such ( Full Answer )

# What are the first 1000 numbers in Roman numerals?

1-10: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii, viii, ix, x 11-20: xi, xii, xiii, xiv, xv, xvi, xvii, xviii, xix, xx 21-30: xxi, xxii, xxiii, xxiv, xxv, xxvi, xxvii, xxviii, xxix, xxx 31-40: xxxi, xxxii, xxxiii, xxxiv, xxxv, xxxvi, xxxvii, xxxviii, xxxix, xl 41-50: xli, xlii, xliii, xliv, xlv, xlvi, xlvii, xlviii ( Full Answer )

# What are the first 10 prime roman numerals?

II, III, V, VII, XI, XIII, XVII, XVIIII, XXIII and XXVIIII which are 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23 and 29 respectively. Note that today we write out 19 and 29 in Roman numerals as XIX and XXIX but the Romans themselves wrote out these numerals as XVIIII and XXVIIII evidence of this can be found in ( Full Answer )

# What year were Roman Numerals first used?

it was used when the Romans were still around that's why its called Roman Numerals

# Suggest a reason why films give the date they were first released in roman numerals?

To disguise the fact when the film was actually released because most people don't understand Roman numerals and don't like watching repeats.

# What is today's date in Roman numerals?

It is Good Friday and today's date is April 22 2011 which in Roman numerals is IV-XXII-MMXI

# Why did the British give up roman numerals?

While Roman numerals were fine for notating simple numbers, they were incredibly difficult to work with in any computational sense, due to the non-positional nature of the numerals. With the evolution of the Hindu-Arabic base-10 positional system, numeric notation and computation was greatly simplif ( Full Answer )

# What was the date of the first Disney film to be released?

The first full-length Disney cartoon was Snow White, and it revolutionised the film world in 1937.

# What is date 7101989 in Roman Numerals?

Roman numerals are not generally used to represent a date, only a year. however, the literal equivalents would be: VII X MCMLXXXIX VII October MCMLXXXIX

# What are the first three hundred roman numerals?

1 = I 2 = II 3 = III 4 = IV 5 = V 6 = VI 7 = VII 8 = VIII 9 = IX 10 = X 11 = XI 12 = XII 13 = XIII 14 = XIV 15 = XV 16 = XVI 17 = XVII 18 = XVIII 19 = XIX 20 = XX 21 = XXI 22 = XXII 23 = XXIII 24 = XXIV 25 = XXV 26 = XXVI 27 = XXVII 28 = XXVIII 29 = XXIX 30 = XXX 31 = XXXI 32 = XXXII 33 = XXXIII ( Full Answer )

# What Date was first ever Disney film released?

February 4, 1938 was the general release date for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs .

# What is roman numeral date for MCMLIV?

M = 1000, C = 100, L = 50, I = 1, V = 5. The no. doesn't mean anything as the second M should come before C.

# Which came first Arabic or roman numerals?

In medieval Western Europe the numeracy system was Roman then in the Middle Ages the Hindu-Arabic numeracy system was introduced.

# When was the system of Roman numerals first used?

Roman numerals came into use in the 4th Century BC. They originated from etruscan numerals but the symbols were changed. They were used for mathematics.

# What date is MVM in roman numerals?

Converting between Arabic and Roman Numbers. . date is MVM in roman numerals is written as :1995.

# What is the first hundred Roman Numerals?

In todays modern configuration of Roman numerals they are as follows:- Units: I II III IV V VI VII VIII and IX Tens: X XX XXX XL L LX LXX LXXX and XC Hundred: C To select any numerals simply write them out in descending order as for example 99 = XCIX

# What are the release dates for My First Experimental Film - 2009?

My First Experimental Film - 2009 was released on: USA: March 2009 (Chicago International Reel Shorts Festival)

# What is the roman numeral date for MCMXLIX?

Nowadays 1949 as a Roman numeral is equivalent to MCMXLIX but the ancient Romans would have notated it quite differently