I don't often roast a whole turkey, so when I do I always forget how long it's going to take. Fortunately, I know where to find a recipe: mathematical modelling textbooks. As Geoffrey West explains:

Many (inferior) cookbooks simply say something like "20 minutes per pound," implying a linear relationship with weight. However, there exist superior cookbooks, such as the

Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook, that recognize the nonlinear nature of this relationship... [For] geometrically similar birds [with] the same physical characteristics, t = constant × w^{2/3}.

For a spherical turkey of constant density and thermal conductivity, 33min/lb^{2/3} at 350℉ would theoretically suffice, but based on a fit to actual recipes, the textbook I used in undergrad suggests it would take **45min/lb ^{2/3} at 350℉**.

Of course, all such equations are only approximations given the many uncontrolled factors in a real-life kitchen, so make sure you monitor the actual temperature as you're cooking!