Which of the following Roman numerals stands for 4?

IV
IIII
Both IV and IIII
None of the above
Both no­ta­tions are correct and his­tor­i­cal­ly Roman numerals were often written less con­sis­tent­ly than today. The notation 'IIII' is often seen on clock faces. The reason for that may be prac­ti­cal, to avoid con­fus­ing the IV and VI when the clock is held upside down (although other theories also exist).

Answers distribution

IV
IIII
Both IV and IIII
None of the above
answers
flagItaly
46%
0%
46%
7%
13
flagGermany
61%
0%
38%
0%
71
flagUkraine
60%
6%
33%
0%
15
flagthe United Kingdom
66%
1%
30%
1%
103
flagthe United States
65%
2%
29%
1%
75
flagPoland
70%
1%
26%
1%
4949
flagthe Netherlands
73%
0%
26%
0%
15
flagRussia
77%
0%
22%
0%
27
flagNorway
80%
0%
20%
0%
10
flagIndia
88%
0%
12%
0%
25
flagUnknown
86%
1%
11%
1%
481
flagRepublic of Ireland
91%
0%
8%
0%
12

Gender

men23%
women27%
IV
74%
70%
IIII
0%
0%
Both IV and IIII
23%
27%
None of the above
0%
1%

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