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 49751 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – easy 540.5 kB 29426 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – medium 539.1 kB 30187 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – hard 545.5 kB 15273 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – very hard 3.1 MB 10845 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – very easy 545.8 kB 6326 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – easy 551.6 kB 5466 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – medium 551.3 kB 6018 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – hard 555 kB 4040 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – very hard 564.8 kB 3174 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – very easy 555.6 kB 7387 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – easy 560.4 kB 6739 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – medium 579.1 kB 6290 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – hard 592.3 kB 3666 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – very hard 614.1 kB 3438 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – very easy 537.7 kB 23005 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – easy 542.2 kB 16712 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – medium 541 kB 15984 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – hard 544.8 kB 7602 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – very hard 552.3 kB 4459 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – very easy 558.4 kB 4268 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – easy 557 kB 4262 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – medium 564.1 kB 3451 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – hard 562.8 kB 2546 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – very hard 571 kB 2403 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – very easy 557.7 kB 5443 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – easy 570.5 kB 5390 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – medium 566.1 kB 4042 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – hard 578.4 kB 2788 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – very hard 591.6 kB 2524 September 3, 2019
Combined
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – very easy 533.7 kB 14364 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – easy 540.8 kB 14137 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – medium 542.5 kB 16274 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – hard 544 kB 7613 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – very hard 547.6 kB 5294 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – very easy 550.8 kB 3174 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – easy 556.4 kB 3430 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – medium 553.9 kB 3487 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – hard 550.5 kB 2422 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – very hard 551.4 kB 2149 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – very easy 558.7 kB 3922 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – easy 562.4 kB 4234 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – medium 572.1 kB 3890 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – hard 587.6 kB 2603 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – very hard 596.1 kB 2637 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 8207 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction – Decimals 573.4 kB 3470 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction – Fractions 657.5 kB 3136 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers 567.7 kB 5867 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals 573.5 kB 3266 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions 631.3 kB 3270 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers 568 kB 10533 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals 573.1 kB 3603 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions 646.9 kB 4376 September 3, 2019