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 16888 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – easy 540.5 kB 10051 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – medium 539.1 kB 10691 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – hard 545.5 kB 5741 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – very hard 3.1 MB 4013 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – very easy 545.8 kB 2315 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – easy 551.6 kB 2065 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – medium 551.3 kB 2408 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – hard 555 kB 1473 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – very hard 564.8 kB 1293 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – very easy 555.6 kB 2784 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – easy 560.4 kB 2730 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – medium 579.1 kB 2465 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – hard 592.3 kB 1425 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – very hard 614.1 kB 1361 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – very easy 537.7 kB 7209 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – easy 542.2 kB 5442 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – medium 541 kB 5589 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – hard 544.8 kB 2648 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – very hard 552.3 kB 1651 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – very easy 558.4 kB 1496 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – easy 557 kB 1647 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – medium 564.1 kB 1388 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – hard 562.8 kB 1057 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – very hard 571 kB 847 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – very easy 557.7 kB 2028 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – easy 570.5 kB 2084 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – medium 566.1 kB 1612 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – hard 578.4 kB 1059 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – very hard 591.6 kB 996 October 13, 2012
Combined
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – very easy 533.7 kB 4846 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – easy 540.8 kB 4995 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – medium 542.5 kB 5829 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – hard 544 kB 2927 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – very hard 547.6 kB 1836 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – very easy 550.8 kB 1163 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – easy 556.4 kB 1312 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – medium 553.9 kB 1288 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – hard 550.5 kB 912 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – very hard 551.4 kB 795 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – very easy 558.7 kB 1504 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – easy 562.4 kB 1678 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – medium 572.1 kB 1479 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – hard 587.6 kB 1047 October 13, 2012
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – very hard 596.1 kB 1055 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 3092 October 14, 2012
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction – Decimals 573.4 kB 1215 October 14, 2012
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction – Fractions 657.5 kB 1300 October 14, 2012
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers 567.7 kB 2274 October 14, 2012
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals 573.5 kB 1373 October 14, 2012
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions 631.3 kB 1253 October 14, 2012
One-step equations – Combined – Integers 568 kB 4294 October 14, 2012
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals 573.1 kB 1372 October 14, 2012
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions 646.9 kB 1682 October 14, 2012


One-step equations knowledge test