One-step equations

One-step equations are the simplest equations around. Why? Because they take only one step to solve. The main objective is to have only the variable (x or any other letter that is used ) on one side and the numbers on the other side. The number in front of the variable should be the number 1. For example, let us solve this equation:
3 + x = 4
To solve this equation, you need to move the number 3 to the right side of the equation (remeber the „variables on one side, the numbers on the other“). When you do that, it should look like this.
x = 4 – 3
You have probably noticed that the number 3 has changed to -3 when we moved it. When you move numbers or variables from one side to the other, they change signs. Always. It is very important to remember that. The only thing left to do now is to perform the subtraction to get the final result, which is:
x = 1
The other very important thing to remember is that whatever you do to one part of the equation, you have to do with the other as well. We are going to show you on this example:
3x = 9
The only thing you have to do is to get rid of the number 3 in front of the variable x. You can acomplish that by dividing the WHOLE equation with the number 3. Like this:
3x = 9 |:3
x = 1
And now you have a solved equation.
These are the basic rules for solving one-step equations. Hope we helped you learn to solve these simple equations and that you have a good time practicing them using our worksheets.

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One-step equations exams for teachers

Exam Name File Size Downloads Upload date
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – very easy 534.7 kB 9371 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – easy 540.5 kB 5801 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – medium 539.1 kB 6293 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – hard 545.5 kB 3409 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – very hard 3.1 MB 2330 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – very easy 545.8 kB 1392 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – easy 551.6 kB 1228 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – medium 551.3 kB 1437 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – hard 555 kB 843 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – very hard 564.8 kB 751 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – very easy 555.6 kB 1626 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – easy 560.4 kB 1614 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – medium 579.1 kB 1437 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – hard 592.3 kB 846 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – very hard 614.1 kB 816 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – very easy 537.7 kB 3820 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – easy 542.2 kB 2958 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – medium 541 kB 3069 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – hard 544.8 kB 1462 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – very hard 552.3 kB 919 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – very easy 558.4 kB 870 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – easy 557 kB 941 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – medium 564.1 kB 810 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – hard 562.8 kB 617 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – very hard 571 kB 485 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – very easy 557.7 kB 1169 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – easy 570.5 kB 1188 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – medium 566.1 kB 928 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – hard 578.4 kB 594 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – very hard 591.6 kB 593 October 13, 2012
Combined
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – very easy 533.7 kB 2668 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – easy 540.8 kB 2773 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – medium 542.5 kB 3287 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – hard 544 kB 1709 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – very hard 547.6 kB 1080 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – very easy 550.8 kB 678 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – easy 556.4 kB 753 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – medium 553.9 kB 774 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – hard 550.5 kB 529 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – very hard 551.4 kB 455 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – very easy 558.7 kB 885 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – easy 562.4 kB 1011 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – medium 572.1 kB 893 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – hard 587.6 kB 625 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – very hard 596.1 kB 655 October 13, 2012


One-step equations worksheets for students

Worksheet Name File Size Downloads Upload date
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction – Integers 568.6 kB 1901 October 14, 2012
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction – Decimals 573.4 kB 723 October 14, 2012
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction – Fractions 657.5 kB 747 October 14, 2012
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers 567.7 kB 1244 October 14, 2012
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals 573.5 kB 860 October 14, 2012
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions 631.3 kB 758 October 14, 2012
One-step equations – Combined – Integers 568 kB 2287 October 14, 2012
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals 573.1 kB 835 October 14, 2012
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions 646.9 kB 1019 October 14, 2012


One-step equations knowledge test