Ever seen a XVI or XCV label on something and been totally confused? You're probably not alone, as the Roman numeral system is taught and used less and less these days.
In recent centuries, pretty much the entire world has transitioned over to the modern numeral system (also known as Arabic or Hindu-Arabic numerals), which uses 10 symbols (numbers 0 through 9) to make up all other numbers.
However, before that system emerged, one of the primary numeral systems was created by the Romans. Unlike many other ancient systems, Roman numerals are still in use today, albeit in a limited capacity. Let's explore how we use Roman numerals and beyond in our everyday lives.