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
45%
0%
54%
0%
11
flagGermany
60%
0%
39%
0%
51
flagPoland
68%
1%
28%
1%
3001
flagthe United States
68%
1%
26%
1%
63
flagthe United Kingdom
68%
3%
24%
3%
57
flagRussia
76%
0%
23%
0%
13
flagIndia
90%
0%
10%
0%
20
flagthe Netherlands
90%
0%
10%
0%
10

Gender

men29%
women26%
IV
68%
70%
IIII
0%
0%
Both IV and IIII
30%
26%
None of the above
1%
1%

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