Talking to some friends, I was asked to explain the answer to the Monty Hall problem (see also here;) .... they were having some trouble because whoever explained it to them didn't do a very good job.
#Humblebrag I was able to explain it in under 30 seconds to most people (winning on staying is 1/3; winning on switching is 2/3 because it's based on losing the first pick, which is a 2/3); but some people just didn't understand....is there any sure-fire method of teaching the answer to people?
Note: This question is not being asked about a math class per se, but is probably equally applicable to the classroom setting as it is to a group of friends.
A lot of the new answers don't understand what this question is asking. Pay attention to the bold text above, and realize that I understand the solution to the problem, but had some trouble explaining it to some friends....the focus of this question is how to explain the answer, not what is the answer.
A question focusing just on the answer would probably fit in a lot better on Mathematics or MathOverflow; possibly Cross Validated (statistics).
After posting where to find other questions regarding directly to the problem itself, I found this question on Cross Validated -- it appears to be very, very related to my question.
(The letter copied in this answer to that question is hilarious, but very telling....)