Why did Boccaccio have the first story teller invoke God in Decameron?

The Italian writer Boccaccio set the background of his Decameron in Florence during the Black Death. Seven ladies and three gentlemen went outside Florence to escape the death and disease and told stories to each other while living on an abandoned estate. They told stories to each other to pass the time, each one telling … Continue reading Why did Boccaccio have the first story teller invoke God in Decameron?

Math Problem of the Week #10

15 friends meet together for a party. Each friend shakes the hand of each other friend, not counting his own. How many handshakes were there in all?   BONUS QUESTION: In a similar situation, there are x friends meeting together for a party. Each friend shakes the hand of each other friend, same as above. … Continue reading Math Problem of the Week #10