# LDL Convert to Number

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

Convert LDL from a Roman numeral to a number:

We do this by assigning numeric values to each letter in LDL 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 L which has a numeric value of 50
Since the next letter D has a higher numeric value of 500, we assign a negative value to L
We subtract 50 from our Roman numeral sum of 0 to get: 0 - 50 = -50

Letter 2 is D which has a numeric value of 500
Since the next letter L has a lower numeric value of 50, we assign a positive value to D
We add 500 to our Roman numeral sum of -50 to get: 500 + -50 = 450

Letter 3 is L which has a numeric value of 50
Since the next letter has a lower numeric value of 0, we assign a positive value to L
We add 50 to our Roman numeral sum of 450 to get: 50 + 450 = 500

Therefore, the Roman numeral LDL has a numeric value of 500