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The LCM of 4, 8, and 56 is 6. Since 4 and 8 are factors of 56, 56 is the LCM of the set.

The answer can be found by dividing the 3 numbers into their prime factors, in this case 4=2x2, 8=2x2x2, and 56=7x2x2x2. The lowest common multiple is the smallest number which has all of these prime factors in. That means it has to have two 2's in (from 4) three 2's in (from 8) and three 2's and a 7 from 56. In this case, all of the prime factors of 4 can be found in 8, and all of the prime factors of 8 are in 56, so the LCM (lowest common multiple) of these 3 is 56.

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