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 0 B 35717 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – easy 0 B 22314 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – medium 0 B 22834 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – hard 0 B 11825 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – very hard 0 B 8428 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – very easy 0 B 4932 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – easy 0 B 4290 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – medium 0 B 4711 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – hard 0 B 3220 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – very hard 0 B 2482 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – very easy 0 B 5718 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – easy 0 B 5498 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – medium 0 B 5043 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – hard 0 B 2938 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – very hard 0 B 2645 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – very easy 0 B 17010 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – easy 0 B 12763 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – medium 0 B 12353 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – hard 0 B 5938 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – very hard 0 B 3536 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – very easy 0 B 3347 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – easy 0 B 3436 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – medium 0 B 2714 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – hard 0 B 2003 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – very hard 0 B 1867 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – very easy 0 B 4352 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – easy 0 B 4325 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – medium 0 B 3199 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – hard 0 B 2132 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – very hard 0 B 1921 January 1, 1970
Combined
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – very easy 0 B 10293 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – easy 0 B 10189 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – medium 0 B 11680 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – hard 0 B 5670 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – very hard 0 B 3960 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – very easy 0 B 2469 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – easy 0 B 2653 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – medium 0 B 2527 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – hard 0 B 1816 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – very hard 0 B 1641 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – very easy 0 B 3063 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – easy 0 B 3282 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – medium 0 B 3060 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – hard 0 B 2013 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – very hard 0 B 2035 January 1, 1970

One-step equations worksheets for students

Worksheet Name File Size Downloads Upload date
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction – Integers 0 B 6403 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction – Decimals 0 B 2561 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction – Fractions 0 B 2531 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers 0 B 4471 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals 0 B 2547 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions 0 B 2494 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Combined – Integers 0 B 8424 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals 0 B 2869 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions 0 B 3435 January 1, 1970

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