# Excel ARABIC Function

Summary

The Excel ARABIC function converts a Roman numeral, as text, to a number in Arabic numeral. For example, the formula =ARABIC("VII") returns 7.

Purpose

Converts a Roman numerals to an Arabic numerals

Return value

A number (in Arabic numeral)

Syntax

=ARABIC (roman_text)

Arguments

**roman_text**- The Roman numeral in text that you want to convert.

Usage notes

The ARABIC function converts a Roman numeral to a number in Arabic numeral. For example, the formula below converts "V11" to 7:

=ARABIC("VII") // returns 7

### Roman numbers

The table below lists available Roman numbers with their equivalent Arabic number value.

Symbol | Value |
---|---|

I | 1 |

V | 5 |

X | 10 |

L | 50 |

C | 100 |

D | 500 |

M | 1000 |

### Notes

- The maximum length of
**roman_text**is 255 characters. - ARABIC function does the opposite of the ROMAN function

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