Trivia Question

Question

Jan and Maria have fallen in love (via the internet) and Jan wishes to mail her a ring.
Unfortunately, the live in the country of Kleptopia, where anything sent through the mail will be stolen unless it is enclosed in a padlocked box. Jan and Maria each have plenty of padlocks, but none to which the other has a key.
How can Jan get the ring safely into Maria’s hands?

Answer

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Answer: Jan sends Maria a box with the ring inside and one of his padlocks on it. Upon receipt, Maria affixes her own padlock to box and mails it back with both padlocks on it. When Jan gets it, he removes his padlock and sends the box back to Maria.

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