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Q: "How does the system know what salt to use for the password?"

A: "It's stored with the password."

Q: "But how does it know to use the salt?"

A: "It's stored with the password."

Q: "But why does it know what salt to use?"

A: "Because it's stored as part of the password."

(this went on for four more rounds before they achieved enlightenment.)

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