# GATHERINGS / PRE-OPENERS/05-02

## Roman Numerals

Roman numerals are often used in marking the anniversary of special events (i.e. the Olympics,
the Super Bowl, etc.). Can you write the Roman numeral for our 75th birthday of Scouting?
Here are some helps if you need them. The basic symbols are:
I= 1, V= 5, X= 10, L= 50, C= 100, D= 500, M= 1000.
And there are two rules to remember. Put a number of lesser values before one of greater value to
decrease the amount of the second letter by the amount of the first. Put a number of lesser values
after one of greater value to increase the amount of the first letter by the amount of the second.
Here are some examples:
1= IÂ  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â 8= VIII
2= IIÂ  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  9= IX
3= IIIÂ  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  10= X
4= IVÂ  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  40= XL
5= VÂ  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â 94= XCIV
6= VIÂ  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  1,770= MDCCLXX
7= VIIÂ  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â 1,999= MCMXCIX
Now write the Roman numeral for 75:
For extra practice, write the Roman numerals for the following:
98: 301: 1,240:
47: 532: 2,945:

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(Answers: 98:XCVIII 47:XLVII 301:CCCI 532:DXXXII 1,240:MCCXL 2,945:MMCMXLV)

## PATCH OF THE MONTH

### Â  Cub Power

This patch has requirements that help one build self-esteem and
learn responsibility. Working on this patch will also involve you in
the Unacceptables patch and also work in Ethics in Action.
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References / Source:
Great Salt Lake Council