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 0 B 32489 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – easy 0 B 20295 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – medium 0 B 20940 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – hard 0 B 10798 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – very hard 0 B 7774 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – very easy 0 B 4534 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – easy 0 B 3951 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – medium 0 B 4347 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – hard 0 B 2960 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – very hard 0 B 2315 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – very easy 0 B 5257 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – easy 0 B 5065 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – medium 0 B 4670 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – hard 0 B 2743 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – very hard 0 B 2446 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – very easy 0 B 15325 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – easy 0 B 11514 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – medium 0 B 11296 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – hard 0 B 5444 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – very hard 0 B 3252 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – very easy 0 B 3047 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – easy 0 B 3161 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – medium 0 B 2509 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – hard 0 B 1881 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – very hard 0 B 1722 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – very easy 0 B 3969 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – easy 0 B 3952 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – medium 0 B 2943 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – hard 0 B 1979 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – very hard 0 B 1792 January 1, 1970
Combined
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – very easy 0 B 9392 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – easy 0 B 9398 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – medium 0 B 10759 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – hard 0 B 5232 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – very hard 0 B 3666 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – very easy 0 B 2284 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – easy 0 B 2452 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – medium 0 B 2330 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – hard 0 B 1679 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – very hard 0 B 1518 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – very easy 0 B 2804 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – easy 0 B 3013 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – medium 0 B 2842 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – hard 0 B 1881 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – very hard 0 B 1885 January 1, 1970

One-step equations worksheets for students

Worksheet Name File Size Downloads Upload date
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction – Integers 0 B 5896 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction – Decimals 0 B 2365 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction – Fractions 0 B 2374 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers 0 B 4190 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals 0 B 2396 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions 0 B 2325 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Combined – Integers 0 B 7790 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals 0 B 2674 January 1, 1970
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions 0 B 3191 January 1, 1970

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