# Solving 1-Step Equation Worksheets (negative numbers)

There are five sets of solving 1-step equation worksheets:

Examples, solutions, videos, and worksheets to help Grade 6 and Grade 7 students learn how to solve one-step equations involving negative numbers.

### How to solve one-step equations involving negative numbers?

There are three sets of solving one-step equations worksheets involving negative numbers.

• Solve 1-step equations (addition & subtraction)
• Solve 1-step equations (multiplication & division).
• Solve 1-step equations (all operations).

The process to solve one-step equations involving negative numbers is the similar to solving regular one-step equations. You need to remember how to add, subtract, multiply and divide negative numbers.

These are the steps to solve one-step equations:

1. Isolate the variable: Use inverse operations to isolate the variable on one side of the equation. Perform the same operation to both sides of the equation to maintain balance.
• Addition or subtraction: If the variable is being added or subtracted, perform the opposite operation to isolate the variable. For example, if you have x + 5 = -12, subtract 5 from both sides to get x = -17.
• Multiplication or division: If the variable is being multiplied or divided, perform the opposite operation to isolate the variable. For example, if you have -2x = 10, divide both sides by -2 to get x = -5.
1. Check your solution: After solving the equation, substitute the value back into the original equation to verify if it satisfies the equation. If it does, then you have found the correct solution. If not, review your steps and check for any errors.

It’s important to remember that whatever operation you perform on one side of the equation, you must also perform on the other side to maintain equality.

Have a look at this video if you need to review how to solve 1-step equations involving negative numbers.

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### More One Step Equation Worksheets (negative numbers)

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1-Step Equations Worksheet #1 (addition & subtraction)
1-Step Equations Worksheet #2 (multiplication & division)
1-Step Equations Worksheet #3 (all operations)

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