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
50%
0%
42%
7%
14
flagRussia
58%
0%
41%
0%
41
flagFrance
60%
0%
40%
0%
10
flagGermany
63%
0%
36%
0%
73
flagUkraine
60%
6%
33%
0%
15
flagthe United Kingdom
67%
1%
28%
1%
107
flagthe United States
63%
3%
28%
2%
77
flagPoland
70%
0%
26%
1%
5201
flagthe Netherlands
75%
0%
25%
0%
16
flagNorway
80%
0%
20%
0%
10
flagUnknown
85%
0%
11%
1%
509
flagIndia
88%
0%
11%
0%
26
flagRepublic of Ireland
92%
0%
7%
0%
13

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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