Convert 33 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 33 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 33 by each Roman numeral Value, we need 3 of letter X

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

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

Our new decreasing total now becomes: 33 - 30 = 3

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

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

Since we needed 3 of the letter I, our total value of letters becomes: 3 * 1 = 3

Our new decreasing total now becomes: 3 - 3 = 0

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