What is a chained arrow notation?

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All i know is that it makes up arrows look like a baby that isn’t constipated yet, but what *is* it? How does it work? In what way does it make numbers substantially bigger?

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It’s a generalized notation for repeated addition, multiplication, exponentiation and so on and so forth.

It allows writing very big numbers very succinctly because the result grows so fast so quickly.

Maybe have a go at the definition and a few examples and try a few more specific questions?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conway_chained_arrow_notation