to Write Large Roman Numerals
Roman Empire was enormous and as a result needed a way to
record the large numbers involved in travelling large distances,
populations, how many people were in their armies, how much
tax has been collected & how much money was left to
wage wars etc.
write these numbers the Romans placed a vinculum (small
line) above the existing numerals. This line means you multiply
the given numeral by M.
- View the poster above. Explain the way the system works
to a friend and then make up a few large numbers of your
own using the vinculum.