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 44280 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – easy 540.5 kB 26770 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – medium 539.1 kB 27629 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – hard 545.5 kB 14076 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Integers – very hard 3.1 MB 10091 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – very easy 545.8 kB 5825 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – easy 551.6 kB 5117 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – medium 551.3 kB 5606 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – hard 555 kB 3782 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Decimals – very hard 564.8 kB 2968 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – very easy 555.6 kB 6808 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – easy 560.4 kB 6375 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – medium 579.1 kB 5908 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – hard 592.3 kB 3458 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction of Fractions – very hard 614.1 kB 3208 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – very easy 537.7 kB 20802 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – easy 542.2 kB 15369 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – medium 541 kB 14793 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – hard 544.8 kB 7113 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers – very hard 552.3 kB 4188 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – very easy 558.4 kB 4003 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – easy 557 kB 4004 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – medium 564.1 kB 3240 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – hard 562.8 kB 2395 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals – very hard 571 kB 2239 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – very easy 557.7 kB 5085 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – easy 570.5 kB 5042 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – medium 566.1 kB 3811 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – hard 578.4 kB 2587 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions – very hard 591.6 kB 2340 September 3, 2019
Combined
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – very easy 533.7 kB 12646 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – easy 540.8 kB 12523 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – medium 542.5 kB 14396 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – hard 544 kB 6963 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers – very hard 547.6 kB 4845 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – very easy 550.8 kB 2932 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – easy 556.4 kB 3139 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – medium 553.9 kB 3157 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – hard 550.5 kB 2238 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals – very hard 551.4 kB 1974 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – very easy 558.7 kB 3660 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – easy 562.4 kB 3923 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – medium 572.1 kB 3652 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – hard 587.6 kB 2417 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions – very hard 596.1 kB 2456 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 7577 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction – Decimals 573.4 kB 3152 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Addition and subtraction – Fractions 657.5 kB 2947 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Integers 567.7 kB 5388 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Decimals 573.5 kB 3053 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Multiply and divide – Fractions 631.3 kB 3028 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Integers 568 kB 9846 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Decimals 573.1 kB 3378 September 3, 2019
One-step equations – Combined – Fractions 646.9 kB 4100 September 3, 2019