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 37142 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – easy 540.5 kB 23175 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – medium 539.1 kB 23637 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – hard 545.5 kB 12234 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – very hard 3.1 MB 8681 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – very easy 545.8 kB 5137 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – easy 551.6 kB 4477 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – medium 551.3 kB 4904 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – hard 555 kB 3356 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – very hard 564.8 kB 2584 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – very easy 555.6 kB 5915 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – easy 560.4 kB 5659 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – medium 579.1 kB 5209 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – hard 592.3 kB 3034 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – very hard 614.1 kB 2751 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – very easy 537.7 kB 17702 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – easy 542.2 kB 13272 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – medium 541 kB 12787 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – hard 544.8 kB 6144 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – very hard 552.3 kB 3681 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – very easy 558.4 kB 3494 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – easy 557 kB 3580 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – medium 564.1 kB 2839 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – hard 562.8 kB 2092 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – very hard 571 kB 1947 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – very easy 557.7 kB 4512 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – easy 570.5 kB 4488 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – medium 566.1 kB 3342 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – hard 578.4 kB 2233 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – very hard 591.6 kB 2013 September 3, 2019
Combined
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – very easy 533.7 kB 10697 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – easy 540.8 kB 10581 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – medium 542.5 kB 12091 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – hard 544 kB 5859 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – very hard 547.6 kB 4082 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – very easy 550.8 kB 2572 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – easy 556.4 kB 2763 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – medium 553.9 kB 2640 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – hard 550.5 kB 1908 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – very hard 551.4 kB 1717 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – very easy 558.7 kB 3168 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – easy 562.4 kB 3407 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – medium 572.1 kB 3175 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – hard 587.6 kB 2097 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – very hard 596.1 kB 2127 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 6661 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction – Decimals 573.4 kB 2665 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction – Fractions 657.5 kB 2622 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers 567.7 kB 4625 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals 573.5 kB 2685 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions 631.3 kB 2592 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers 568 kB 8697 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals 573.1 kB 3003 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions 646.9 kB 3547 September 3, 2019