One-step inequalities

One-step inequalities are very easy to solve. They are very similar to one-step equations when it comes to the solving procedure. The biggest difference is that, while the solution of an equation is one number, the solution of an inequality is often a large group of numbers. For instance, let us say you have to solve an inequality that looks like this:

x + 4 > 8

The first thing  you have to do is to move the number 4 to the right side of the inequality. Do not forget to change the sign of the number you are moving to the other side. After that, just perform the subtraction. Like this:

x > 8 – 4

x > 4

As you can see, the inequation states that x is greater than 4. That means that the solution of the inequation are all numbers greater than 4.

one step inequalities

Also, a very important thing to remember is to change the sign of inequality when multiplying or dividing the whole expression with a negative number. For example, let us say we have an expression that looks like this:

-4x >16

To get to the value of x, we have to divide the whole expression with (-4). Like this:

-4x > 16 |: (-4)

Now we have to change that sign, or else we will get the wrong result. The final result will be:

x < -4

You can check that result by inserting any value smaller than (-4) as the value of x. If you wish to practice solving one-step inequalities, feel free to use the free math worksheets below.

One-step inequalities exams for teachers

Exam Name File Size Downloads Upload date
Adding and subtracting integers
One-step inequalities – Adding and subtracting – Integers – very easy 271.3 kB 4735 October 13, 2012
One-step inequalities – Adding and subtracting – Integers – easy 278.6 kB 3097 October 13, 2012
One-step inequalities – Adding and subtracting – Integers – medium 300.5 kB 3169 October 13, 2012
One-step inequalities – Adding and subtracting – Integers – hard 313.4 kB 1524 October 13, 2012
One-step inequalities – Adding and subtracting – Integers – very hard 340.1 kB 1253 October 13, 2012
Adding and subtracting decimals
One-step inequalities – Adding and subtracting – Decimals – easy 309.1 kB 1025 October 13, 2012
One-step inequalities – Adding and subtracting – Decimals – medium 320.9 kB 794 October 13, 2012
One-step inequalities – Adding and subtracting – Decimals – hard 322.4 kB 629 October 13, 2012
One-step inequalities – Adding and subtracting – Decimals – very hard 368.3 kB 559 October 13, 2012
Adding and subtracting fractions
One-step inequalities – Adding and subtracting Fractions – very easy 275.6 kB 1140 October 13, 2012
One-step inequalities – Adding and subtracting – Fractions – easy 321.9 kB 1026 October 13, 2012
One-step inequalities – Adding and subtracting – Fractions – medium 348.1 kB 805 October 13, 2012
One-step inequalities – Adding and subtracting – Fractions – hard 365.7 kB 639 October 13, 2012
One-step inequalities – Adding and subtracting – Fractions – very hard 476.9 kB 575 October 13, 2012
Multiplying and dividing integers
One-step inequalities – Multiplying and dividing – Integers – very easy 290.9 kB 2240 October 13, 2012
One-step inequalities – Multiplying and dividing – Integers – easy 303.5 kB 1726 October 13, 2012
One-step inequalities – Multiplying and dividing – Integers – medium 315.3 kB 1902 October 13, 2012
One-step inequalities – Multiplying and dividing – Integers – hard 330 kB 981 October 13, 2012
One-step inequalities – Multiplying and dividing – Integers – very hard 377.6 kB 710 October 13, 2012
Multiplying and dividing decimals
One-step inequalities – Multiplying and dividing – Decimals – very easy 349.7 kB 705 October 13, 2012
One-step inequalities – Multiplying and dividing – Decimals – easy 351.3 kB 609 October 13, 2012
One-step inequalities – Multiplying and dividing – Decimals – medium 388.3 kB 599 October 13, 2012
One-step inequalities – Multiplying and dividing – Decimals – hard 412.7 kB 512 October 13, 2012
One-step inequalities – Multiplying and dividing – Decimals – very hard 432.7 kB 479 October 13, 2012
Multiplying and dividing fractions
One-step inequalities – Multiplying and dividing – Fractions – very easy 315.1 kB 794 October 13, 2012
One-step inequalities – Multiplying and dividing – Fractions – easy 323.4 kB 627 October 13, 2012
One-step inequalities – Multiplying and dividing – Fractions – medium 362.7 kB 606 October 13, 2012
One-step inequalities – Multiplying and dividing – Fractions – hard 367 kB 479 October 13, 2012
One-step inequalities – Multiplying and dividing – Fractions – very hard 448.7 kB 494 October 13, 2012

 

One-step inequalities worksheets for students

Worksheet Name File Size Downloads Upload date
One-step inequalities – Adding and subtracting – Integers 4.9 MB 2621 October 14, 2012
One-step inequalities – Adding and subtracting – Decimals 5.4 MB 761 October 14, 2012
One-step inequalities – Adding and subtracting – Fractions 5.3 MB 764 October 14, 2012
One-step inequalities – Multiplying and dividing – Integers 4.6 MB 1867 October 14, 2012
One-step inequalities – Multiplying and dividing – Decimals 5.7 MB 761 October 14, 2012
One-step inequalities – Multiplying and dividing – Fractions 5.3 MB 691 October 14, 2012

 

One-step inequalities knowledge test