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 41593 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – easy 540.5 kB 25461 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – medium 539.1 kB 26197 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – hard 545.5 kB 13361 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – very hard 3.1 MB 9553 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – very easy 545.8 kB 5592 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – easy 551.6 kB 4915 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – medium 551.3 kB 5367 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – hard 555 kB 3639 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – very hard 564.8 kB 2828 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – very easy 555.6 kB 6532 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – easy 560.4 kB 6167 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – medium 579.1 kB 5682 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – hard 592.3 kB 3309 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – very hard 614.1 kB 3062 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – very easy 537.7 kB 19749 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – easy 542.2 kB 14683 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – medium 541 kB 14113 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – hard 544.8 kB 6743 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – very hard 552.3 kB 3987 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – very easy 558.4 kB 3794 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – easy 557 kB 3870 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – medium 564.1 kB 3109 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – hard 562.8 kB 2291 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – very hard 571 kB 2140 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – very easy 557.7 kB 4906 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – easy 570.5 kB 4883 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – medium 566.1 kB 3644 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – hard 578.4 kB 2463 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – very hard 591.6 kB 2226 September 3, 2019
Combined
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – very easy 533.7 kB 11924 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – easy 540.8 kB 11789 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – medium 542.5 kB 13400 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – hard 544 kB 6525 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – very hard 547.6 kB 4575 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – very easy 550.8 kB 2801 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – easy 556.4 kB 3017 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – medium 553.9 kB 2972 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – hard 550.5 kB 2115 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – very hard 551.4 kB 1886 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – very easy 558.7 kB 3504 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – easy 562.4 kB 3750 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – medium 572.1 kB 3481 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – hard 587.6 kB 2309 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – very hard 596.1 kB 2341 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 7268 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction – Decimals 573.4 kB 2983 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction – Fractions 657.5 kB 2839 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers 567.7 kB 5128 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals 573.5 kB 2919 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions 631.3 kB 2892 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers 568 kB 9447 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals 573.1 kB 3242 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions 646.9 kB 3905 September 3, 2019