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 39808 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – easy 540.5 kB 24559 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – medium 539.1 kB 25242 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – hard 545.5 kB 12962 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – very hard 3.1 MB 9190 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – very easy 545.8 kB 5399 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – easy 551.6 kB 4745 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – medium 551.3 kB 5195 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – hard 555 kB 3522 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – very hard 564.8 kB 2723 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – very easy 555.6 kB 6300 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – easy 560.4 kB 5997 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – medium 579.1 kB 5511 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – hard 592.3 kB 3190 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – very hard 614.1 kB 2933 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – very easy 537.7 kB 18919 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – easy 542.2 kB 14164 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – medium 541 kB 13660 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – hard 544.8 kB 6478 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – very hard 552.3 kB 3850 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – very easy 558.4 kB 3677 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – easy 557 kB 3766 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – medium 564.1 kB 2995 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – hard 562.8 kB 2209 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – very hard 571 kB 2047 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – very easy 557.7 kB 4770 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – easy 570.5 kB 4718 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – medium 566.1 kB 3519 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – hard 578.4 kB 2355 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – very hard 591.6 kB 2130 September 3, 2019
Combined
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – very easy 533.7 kB 11422 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – easy 540.8 kB 11309 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – medium 542.5 kB 12897 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – hard 544 kB 6259 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – very hard 547.6 kB 4377 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – very easy 550.8 kB 2693 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – easy 556.4 kB 2902 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – medium 553.9 kB 2839 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – hard 550.5 kB 2021 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – very hard 551.4 kB 1806 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – very easy 558.7 kB 3382 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – easy 562.4 kB 3625 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – medium 572.1 kB 3355 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – hard 587.6 kB 2221 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – very hard 596.1 kB 2252 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 7047 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction – Decimals 573.4 kB 2857 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction – Fractions 657.5 kB 2751 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers 567.7 kB 4911 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals 573.5 kB 2821 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions 631.3 kB 2773 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers 568 kB 9168 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals 573.1 kB 3146 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions 646.9 kB 3761 September 3, 2019