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
57%
0%
42%
0%
64
flagUkraine
57%
7%
35%
0%
14
flagthe United States
63%
2%
30%
1%
72
flagPoland
69%
1%
28%
1%
3953
flagthe United Kingdom
67%
2%
27%
2%
93
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
87%
0%
10%
0%
203
flagRepublic of Ireland
90%
0%
10%
0%
10

Gender

men27%
women27%
IV
71%
70%
IIII
0%
0%
Both IV and IIII
27%
27%
None of the above
0%
1%

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