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%
63
flagPoland
67%
1%
29%
1%
3524
flagthe United States
64%
2%
29%
1%
71
flagthe United Kingdom
67%
2%
28%
2%
82
flagRussia
75%
0%
25%
0%
20
flagthe Netherlands
83%
0%
16%
0%
12
flagUnknown
86%
0%
13%
0%
45
flagIndia
86%
0%
13%
0%
23

Gender

men30%
women26%
IV
67%
70%
IIII
0%
0%
Both IV and IIII
30%
26%
None of the above
1%
1%

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