# How do you write the number 1698 in Roman numerals?

Is there more than one way to write this number? If so, what is the shortest way?

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I think it would actually be MDCLXXXXVIII…

I looked up charts which said 98 was XCVIII so I edited my response according to that.

Check here. It came up with the MDCXCVIII

That’s a good site.. but now I want to find out the difference between Gregorian and Julian calendars. :) Thanks!

90 translates into 100 minus10. = XC.

50 plus 40 is too long. (LXXXX).

Eight is always VIII.

@twothecat You can ask another questions or you can do some reading. This is a small excerpt “The Gregorian calendar modified the Julian calendar’s regular cycle of leap years, years exactly divisible by four, including all centurial years, as follows: Every year that is exactly divisible by four is a leap year, except for years that are exactly divisible by 100; the centurial years that are exactly divisible by 400 are still leap years. For example, the year 1900 is not a leap year; the year 2000 is a leap year.” The difference is about 11 minutes per year.

just imagine if we did not have **arabic** numerals. We would actually have to calculate with roman numerals!

I always found it odd thay 4 is IIII on a watch instead of IV. But I am sure this will get modded for off topic. I might have asked a question about it long ago? Don’t remember.

@JLeslie

I have never seen a watch were there was IIII instead of IV… But maybe i never noticed.

@JLeslie I had never noticed that before but I just looked up images of Roman numeral watches… that was interesting.

@ragingloli Are you sure? Even my European watches are IIII. Unless they are changed for the American market. Google it. I would google for you, but I will get American pages.

@JLeslie

I did. A lot of the results of those which use roman numerals do indeed use IIII. But there are also a few using IV

@ragingloli I have never seen a IV before on a watch? Was that a wristwatch do you know? Or, a wall clock? Rolex, Cartier, and every American brand I know it is IIII.

@JLeslie

All the watches I ever owned had either arabic numerals, or none at all. Or were digital.

That one in the link, looks like a wrist watch.

@ragingloli It reminds me of the face of a pocket watch.

I found my old question regarding number 4 on a watch. I need to reread.

I like how this question led to another topic.

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