# XIV Convert to Number

<-- Enter Positive Number less than 4000 or a Roman Numeral with numeric value less than 4000

Convert XIV from a Roman numeral to a number:

We do this by assigning numeric values to each letter in XIV and taking an increasing total until we get our answer.
Letter Values are N=0, I=1, V=5, X=10, L=50, C=100, D=500, and M=1,000.

Letter 1 is X which has a numeric value of 10
Since the next letter I has a lower numeric value of 1, we assign a positive value to X
We add 10 to our Roman numeral sum of 0 to get: 10 + 0 = 10

Letter 2 is I which has a numeric value of 1
Since the next letter V has a higher numeric value of 5, we assign a negative value to I
We subtract 1 from our Roman numeral sum of 10 to get: 10 - 1 = 9

Letter 3 is V which has a numeric value of 5
Since the next letter has a lower numeric value of 0, we assign a positive value to V
We add 5 to our Roman numeral sum of 9 to get: 5 + 9 = 14

Therefore, the Roman numeral XIV has a numeric value of 14