# Leetcode 13 - Roman to Integer

Roman numerals are represented by seven different symbols: `I`

, `V`

, `X`

, `L`

, `C`

, `D`

and `M`

.

Symbol Value

I 1

V 5

X 10

L 50

C 100

D 500

M 1000

For example, `2`

is written as `II`

in Roman numeral, just two one’s added together. `12`

is written as `XII`

, which is simply `X + II`

. The number `27`

is written as `XXVII`

, which is `XX + V + II`

.

Roman numerals are usually written largest to smallest from left to right. However, the numeral for four is not `IIII`

. Instead, the number four is written as `IV`

. Because the one is before the five we subtract it making four. The same principle applies to the number nine, which is written as `IX`

. There are six instances where subtraction is used:

`I`

can be placed before`V`

(5) and`X`

(10) to make 4 and 9.`X`

can be placed before`L`

(50) and`C`

(100) to make 40 and 90.`C`

can be placed before`D`

(500) and`M`

(1000) to make 400 and 900.

Given a roman numeral, convert it to an integer.

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