For each natural number n ≥ 4, we determine the unique lowest volume hyperbolic 3–orbifold whose torsion orders are bounded below by n. This lowest volume orbifold has base space the 3–sphere and singular locus the figure–8 knot, marked n. We apply this result to give sharp lower bounds on the volume of a hyperbolic manifold in terms of the order of elements in its symmetry group.
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The second author was supported in part by NSF grant DMS?1408682 and the Elinor Lunder Founders? Circle Membership at the Institute for Advanced Study.
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