could someone explain how a seed phrase on can be used to generate / restore multiple wallets?

I understand a the secret key is a public/private keypair, but how is a single seed phrase associated with multiple wallets?

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It uses BIP39 to transorm the mnemonic phrase into a private key and BIP32 to compute hierarchical deterministic wallets (HD wallets) from it.




This image illustrate the one way process going from the master seed to the wallet addresses. enter image description here


So at the end there is a private key corresponding to each public key, but it doesn't have to be stored since it can be derived again next time we need it.

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