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 52900 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – easy 540.5 kB 30880 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – medium 539.1 kB 31896 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – hard 545.5 kB 16021 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – very hard 3.1 MB 11401 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – very easy 545.8 kB 6522 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – easy 551.6 kB 5673 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – medium 551.3 kB 6242 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – hard 555 kB 4203 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – very hard 564.8 kB 3304 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – very easy 555.6 kB 7638 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – easy 560.4 kB 6966 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – medium 579.1 kB 6524 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – hard 592.3 kB 3831 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – very hard 614.1 kB 3601 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – very easy 537.7 kB 24169 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – easy 542.2 kB 17445 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – medium 541 kB 16721 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – hard 544.8 kB 7981 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – very hard 552.3 kB 4663 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – very easy 558.4 kB 4412 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – easy 557 kB 4394 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – medium 564.1 kB 3569 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – hard 562.8 kB 2646 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – very hard 571 kB 2513 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – very easy 557.7 kB 5626 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – easy 570.5 kB 5560 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – medium 566.1 kB 4220 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – hard 578.4 kB 2916 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – very hard 591.6 kB 2618 September 3, 2019
Combined
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – very easy 533.7 kB 15127 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – easy 540.8 kB 14903 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – medium 542.5 kB 17398 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – hard 544 kB 7989 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – very hard 547.6 kB 5517 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – very easy 550.8 kB 3315 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – easy 556.4 kB 3572 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – medium 553.9 kB 3642 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – hard 550.5 kB 2522 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – very hard 551.4 kB 2246 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – very easy 558.7 kB 4088 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – easy 562.4 kB 4404 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – medium 572.1 kB 4076 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – hard 587.6 kB 2697 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – very hard 596.1 kB 2755 September 3, 2019

One-step equations worksheets for students

Worksheet Name File Size Downloads Upload date
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction – Integers 568.6 kB 8597 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction – Decimals 573.4 kB 3660 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction – Fractions 657.5 kB 3271 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers 567.7 kB 6088 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals 573.5 kB 3414 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions 631.3 kB 3371 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers 568 kB 10908 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals 573.1 kB 3764 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions 646.9 kB 4490 September 3, 2019