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17 + 68 is 2528.

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 7 and 8 is**56**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 56 - For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 8 = 56,

17 = 1 × 87 × 8 = 856 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,

68 = 6 × 78 × 7 = 4256 - Add the two like fractions:

856 + 4256 = 8 + 4256 = 5056 - 50/56 simplified gives 2528
- So, 1/7 + 6/8 = 25/28

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