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I am not getting whole idea behind Public Key Encryption technique.
As according to fact, public key encryption method uses two keys a public key known to everyone private key known only to recipient of the message
For an instance let assume, John wants to send a secure message to Jane, He uses Jane's public key to encrypt the message. Jane then uses her private key to decrypt it.
The thing i am not getting is, as far as i know if we want to encrypt any message using a key, from that same key only we can decrypt that particular message.
But in public key encryption case both keys are different than how it is possible to decrypt the message.
Please clarify my issue and guide me through if i am going anywhere wrong in understanding the whole concept