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 40621 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – easy 540.5 kB 24949 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – medium 539.1 kB 25704 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – hard 545.5 kB 13130 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – very hard 3.1 MB 9343 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – very easy 545.8 kB 5472 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – easy 551.6 kB 4843 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – medium 551.3 kB 5273 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – hard 555 kB 3568 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – very hard 564.8 kB 2768 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – very easy 555.6 kB 6396 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – easy 560.4 kB 6075 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – medium 579.1 kB 5594 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – hard 592.3 kB 3238 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – very hard 614.1 kB 2989 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – very easy 537.7 kB 19284 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – easy 542.2 kB 14397 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – medium 541 kB 13867 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – hard 544.8 kB 6603 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – very hard 552.3 kB 3909 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – very easy 558.4 kB 3714 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – easy 557 kB 3809 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – medium 564.1 kB 3047 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – hard 562.8 kB 2245 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – very hard 571 kB 2079 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – very easy 557.7 kB 4819 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – easy 570.5 kB 4772 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – medium 566.1 kB 3576 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – hard 578.4 kB 2396 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – very hard 591.6 kB 2166 September 3, 2019
Combined
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – very easy 533.7 kB 11642 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – easy 540.8 kB 11516 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – medium 542.5 kB 13130 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – hard 544 kB 6364 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – very hard 547.6 kB 4452 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – very easy 550.8 kB 2730 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – easy 556.4 kB 2951 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – medium 553.9 kB 2889 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – hard 550.5 kB 2056 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – very hard 551.4 kB 1839 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – very easy 558.7 kB 3420 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – easy 562.4 kB 3676 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – medium 572.1 kB 3415 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – hard 587.6 kB 2256 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – very hard 596.1 kB 2282 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 7142 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction – Decimals 573.4 kB 2908 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction – Fractions 657.5 kB 2780 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers 567.7 kB 5003 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals 573.5 kB 2853 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions 631.3 kB 2819 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers 568 kB 9294 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals 573.1 kB 3192 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions 646.9 kB 3816 September 3, 2019