Super Bowl XLIX: A Roman Numeral Review

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Super Bowl XLIX: A Roman Numeral Review

by KirtB » Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:05 pm

Super Bowl XLIX™: A Roman Numeral Review

If you have a hard time interpreting - or even care about - the Roman numerals used to designate which number in the Super Bowl series this Sunday's game represents, you're in good company. My guess is that most people might be able to interpret a number like III as 3, or even XXXVIII as 38, but something like XLIX (49 - this year's Super Bowl number) causes Excedrin headache number XXIV to set in. Excedrin Headache #24 Commercial Even if you are are familiar with the Roman numeral system, did you realize that there is no character to represent zero (0) or that negative Roman numerals do not exist, formally, either? Zero was considered sacrilegious back in the day because it was considered an affront to a Creator who, it was reasoned, could never create nothing so there was no need for a number to represent what didn't exist … http://www.rfcafe.com/miscellany/homepage-archive/2015/super-bowl-xlix-roman-numerals.htm

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