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
59%
0%
40%
0%
67
flagUkraine
57%
7%
35%
0%
14
flagthe United Kingdom
64%
2%
31%
2%
99
flagthe United States
64%
2%
29%
1%
74
flagPoland
70%
1%
26%
1%
4650
flagRussia
76%
0%
24%
0%
25
flagNorway
80%
0%
20%
0%
10
flagthe Netherlands
83%
0%
16%
0%
12
flagIndia
86%
0%
13%
0%
23
flagUnknown
86%
0%
11%
0%
446
flagRepublic of Ireland
90%
0%
10%
0%
10

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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