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 59688 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – easy 540.5 kB 33835 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – medium 539.1 kB 35016 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – hard 545.5 kB 17496 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – very hard 3.1 MB 12458 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – very easy 545.8 kB 7144 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – easy 551.6 kB 6202 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – medium 551.3 kB 6858 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – hard 555 kB 4595 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – very hard 564.8 kB 3619 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – very easy 555.6 kB 8343 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – easy 560.4 kB 7588 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – medium 579.1 kB 7098 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – hard 592.3 kB 4191 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – very hard 614.1 kB 4001 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – very easy 537.7 kB 27259 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – easy 542.2 kB 19312 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – medium 541 kB 18437 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – hard 544.8 kB 8765 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – very hard 552.3 kB 5112 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – very easy 558.4 kB 4805 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – easy 557 kB 4791 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – medium 564.1 kB 3933 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – hard 562.8 kB 2898 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – very hard 571 kB 2846 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – very easy 557.7 kB 6127 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – easy 570.5 kB 6028 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – medium 566.1 kB 4635 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – hard 578.4 kB 3201 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – very hard 591.6 kB 2881 September 3, 2019
Combined
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – very easy 533.7 kB 17228 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – easy 540.8 kB 16843 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – medium 542.5 kB 19827 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – hard 544 kB 8874 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – very hard 547.6 kB 6130 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – very easy 550.8 kB 3635 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – easy 556.4 kB 3967 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – medium 553.9 kB 4012 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – hard 550.5 kB 2787 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – very hard 551.4 kB 2491 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – very easy 558.7 kB 4469 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – easy 562.4 kB 4844 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – medium 572.1 kB 4522 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – hard 587.6 kB 2970 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – very hard 596.1 kB 3058 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 10108 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction – Decimals 573.4 kB 4732 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction – Fractions 657.5 kB 3881 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers 567.7 kB 6653 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals 573.5 kB 3780 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions 631.3 kB 3656 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers 568 kB 11993 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals 573.1 kB 4188 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions 646.9 kB 4917 September 3, 2019