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October 29, 2010

If you're a parent, you know the answer to this question really matters, because what's at stake is just how long you'll be out trick-or-treating for candy with your kids on Halloween.

Your children might think bigger is better. But then, you have to consider things like how much candy can they carry, and for how long can they carry it before you get stuck holding the bucket yourself after they start whining about it.

If their Halloween bucket is too small however, you'll hear nothing but whining, especially if you keep needing to go back to your house to drop off candy before turning right back around and going back out again to make that whining sound stop!

Clearly there must be some kind of mathematical way you can find the ideally-sized Halloween bucket for your child, right?

Right! Garth Sundem has created that math, which we've adapted for your use in our tool below - just enter the indicated data that might affect your Halloween bucket size choice and we'll do the math for you!

Trick or Treating Data
Input Data Values
Total Time You Plan to Spend Trick or Treating (in hours)
Trick or Treater's Age (If over 20, or below 0, shame on you!)
Hours Spent on Costume (If Store Bought, Take Price and Divide by 20)
Population Density of Your Targeted Neighborhood
Estimated Median Age in the Neighborhood (the lower the age, the more houses you'll likely be visiting)
Your Child's "Lust for Candy" Factor (Select a value from 1-10, with 10 being "has strategized since last Halloween")

What Size Halloween Bucket Should You Get?
Your Child's Optimum Halloween Candy Collection Container

Happy Halloween!

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