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 38832 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – easy 540.5 kB 24040 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – medium 539.1 kB 24601 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – hard 545.5 kB 12706 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – very hard 3.1 MB 9020 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – very easy 545.8 kB 5318 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – easy 551.6 kB 4646 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – medium 551.3 kB 5088 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – hard 555 kB 3466 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – very hard 564.8 kB 2679 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – very easy 555.6 kB 6156 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – easy 560.4 kB 5873 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – medium 579.1 kB 5400 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – hard 592.3 kB 3143 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – very hard 614.1 kB 2876 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – very easy 537.7 kB 18436 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – easy 542.2 kB 13808 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – medium 541 kB 13339 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – hard 544.8 kB 6356 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – very hard 552.3 kB 3799 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – very easy 558.4 kB 3611 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – easy 557 kB 3703 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – medium 564.1 kB 2936 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – hard 562.8 kB 2165 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – very hard 571 kB 2009 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – very easy 557.7 kB 4673 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – easy 570.5 kB 4638 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – medium 566.1 kB 3446 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – hard 578.4 kB 2314 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – very hard 591.6 kB 2085 September 3, 2019
Combined
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – very easy 533.7 kB 11151 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – easy 540.8 kB 11041 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – medium 542.5 kB 12598 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – hard 544 kB 6115 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – very hard 547.6 kB 4263 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – very easy 550.8 kB 2652 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – easy 556.4 kB 2860 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – medium 553.9 kB 2765 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – hard 550.5 kB 1985 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – very hard 551.4 kB 1778 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – very easy 558.7 kB 3284 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – easy 562.4 kB 3535 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – medium 572.1 kB 3281 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – hard 587.6 kB 2174 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – very hard 596.1 kB 2206 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 6911 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction – Decimals 573.4 kB 2791 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction – Fractions 657.5 kB 2715 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers 567.7 kB 4802 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals 573.5 kB 2777 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions 631.3 kB 2705 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers 568 kB 8991 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals 573.1 kB 3098 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions 646.9 kB 3676 September 3, 2019