 # Solving One-Step Equations (Addition & Subtraction)

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Videos, worksheets, stories and solutions to help Grade 5 students learn how to solve one-step equations.

How to solve one-step equations?
1. Locate the variable and see what operation is happening to it. (+, -, ×, or ÷)
2. Perform inverse operation to both sides of the equation.
3. Simplify and check you answer.

Solving 1-step equations (add/subtract)
This video will help you learn by doing: solving 1-step equations using addition and subtraction.
Solving 1-step equations (multiplication/division) Part 1
This lesson covers several kinds of one-step equations that involve multiplication and division, including fractional coefficients.

Solving 1-step equations (multiplication/division) Part 2
Part two of our lesson on solving one-step equations with multiplication and division, including fractional coefficients.
Solving One-Step Addition Equations Solving an equation for x means isolating the x on one side of the equation.
To isolate the x, the following techniques are used.
If a number is being added to x, subtract the number from both sides of the equation.
If a number is being subtracted from x, add the number to both sides of the equation.
If a number is being multiplied by x, divide both sides of the equation by the number.
If a number is being divided by x, multiply both sides of the equation by the number.

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