I’m sure most of you guys have noticed the new Google doodle since yesterday. It was known that Google always come out with doodle for their corporate logo on the search engine every festive season and special occasions. Everytime they released their doodle, Google users has always fond of it and will try to find out the meaning behind those doodles and there is no exception for this new year’s doodle.
2011 New Year’s Google doodle were revealed since yesterday. It shows the character of G, M, M, X, I and e. So what actually those words mean? Only the letters G and e are in their original form being the colour of blue and red respectively while the M, M, X and I are in gold. So, our center of curiosity lied on those letter. Lets break the code by referring it to roman numeral characters.
Before that, let us study the Roman numerals first. Roman numerals are written as combination of the seven letters below.
I=1; V=5; X=10; L=50; C=100; D=500; M=1000
How to translate Roman numerals? If smaller numbers follow bigger numbers, the numbers are added whereas if the smaller number precedes the bigger number the numbers are deducted from the larger number.
Now you have know the formula lets do the math.
MMXI = 1000 + 1000 + 10 + 1
That’s it. Now we know the meaning of Google’s GMMXIe doodle.