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 60231 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – easy 540.5 kB 34096 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – medium 539.1 kB 35272 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – hard 545.5 kB 17678 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – very hard 3.1 MB 12610 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – very easy 545.8 kB 7289 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – easy 551.6 kB 6288 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – medium 551.3 kB 6944 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – hard 555 kB 4699 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – very hard 564.8 kB 3684 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – very easy 555.6 kB 8493 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – easy 560.4 kB 7682 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – medium 579.1 kB 7183 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – hard 592.3 kB 4272 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – very hard 614.1 kB 4088 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – very easy 537.7 kB 27604 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – easy 542.2 kB 19496 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – medium 541 kB 18625 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – hard 544.8 kB 8872 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – very hard 552.3 kB 5202 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – very easy 558.4 kB 4901 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – easy 557 kB 4886 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – medium 564.1 kB 4008 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – hard 562.8 kB 2961 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – very hard 571 kB 2957 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – very easy 557.7 kB 6227 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – easy 570.5 kB 6136 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – medium 566.1 kB 4706 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – hard 578.4 kB 3268 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – very hard 591.6 kB 2943 September 3, 2019
Combined
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – very easy 533.7 kB 17443 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – easy 540.8 kB 17056 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – medium 542.5 kB 20060 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – hard 544 kB 8994 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – very hard 547.6 kB 6226 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – very easy 550.8 kB 3708 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – easy 556.4 kB 4057 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – medium 553.9 kB 4101 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – hard 550.5 kB 2859 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – very hard 551.4 kB 2563 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – very easy 558.7 kB 4544 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – easy 562.4 kB 4930 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – medium 572.1 kB 4600 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – hard 587.6 kB 3031 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – very hard 596.1 kB 3123 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 10407 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction – Decimals 573.4 kB 4994 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction – Fractions 657.5 kB 4049 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers 567.7 kB 6824 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals 573.5 kB 3880 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions 631.3 kB 3733 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers 568 kB 12153 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals 573.1 kB 4311 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions 646.9 kB 5005 September 3, 2019