# Multiply Rational Expressions

 This is a tutorial,with examples and detailed solutions, on how to multply and simplify rational expressions. Example 1: Multiply and simplify the rational expressions Detailed Solution to Example 1 Multiply the numerator of the first expression by the numerator of the second, and the denominator of the first expression by the denominator of the second. Note that -x + 2 = - (x - 2) in the numerator. Cancel common factors. Example 2: Multiply and Simplify the rational expressionDetailed Solution to Example 2 Multiply to obtain. Factor terms in the denominator. Cancel common factors to simplify the expression. Exercises Simplify the rational expression. More references to topics related to rational expressions. Rational Expressions