Convert 1934 to a Roman numeral given that I=1, V=5, X=10, L=50, C=100, D=500, and M=1,000

We start with a total letter value of 1934 that we want to work backwards with each letter until 0.

We want to build a Roman numeral term letter by letter as well, starting with nothing.

Dividing our current quantity of 1934 by each Roman numeral Value, we need 1 of letter M

We piece that together with our Roman numeral(s) term of to get: + M = M

Since we needed 1 of the letter M, our total value of letters becomes: 1 * 1000 = 1000

Our new decreasing total now becomes: 1934 - 1000 = 934

Dividing our current quantity of 934 by each Roman numeral Value, we need 1 of D

Since we want 3 or less of a letter and 3 of letter C won't work, we need to do special subtraction.

We take 1 letter of C written in front of the next letter up of M

We piece that together with our Roman numeral(s) term of M to get: M + CM = MCM

Since we needed 1 of the letter C and 1 of the letter M, our total value of letters becomes: 1000 - 100 = 900

Our new decreasing total now becomes: 934 - 900 = 34

Dividing our current quantity of 34 by each Roman numeral Value, we need 3 of letter X

We piece that together with our Roman numeral(s) term of MCM to get: MCM + XXX = MCMXXX

Since we needed 3 of the letter X, our total value of letters becomes: 3 * 10 = 30

Our new decreasing total now becomes: 34 - 30 = 4

Dividing our current quantity of 4 by each Roman numeral Value, we need 4 of I

Since we want 3 or less of a letter, we need to do subtraction by writing the next letter of V in front of I

We piece that together with our Roman numeral(s) term of MCMXXX to get: MCMXXX + IV = MCMXXXIV

Since we needed 1 of the letter I and 1 of the letter V, our total value of letters becomes: 5 - 1 = 4

Our new decreasing total now becomes: 4 - 4 = 0

Since our decreasing total now equals 0, we have our answer of