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Solving One Step Equations

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A series of free, online Basic Algebra Lessons or Algebra I lessons.
Examples, solutions, videos, worksheets, and activities to help Algebra students.

In this lesson, we will learn how to

  • solve basic one step equations.
  • solve one step equations by adding & subtracting whole numbers with variables on the left.
  • solve one step equations by multiplying & dividing whole numbers with variables on the left.
  • solve one step equations by adding & subtracting whole numbers with variables on the right.
  • solve one step equations by multiplying & dividing whole numbers with variables on the right.
The following diagram shows the addition principle and multiplication principle. Scroll down the page for more examples and solutions in using the addition principle and multiplication principle to solve equations.

Addition Principle

Solving One Step Equations

Equations are fundamental to Algebra, and solving one step equations is necessary for students in order to learn how to solve two-step equations, and other multi-step equations. Solving one-step equations means finding the value for the variable that makes the statement true using additive and multiplicative inverses.

Solving One Step Equations: The Basics
How to solve basic one step equations using the Addition principle and Multiplication Principle. Ex: Solve One Step Equations By Adding & Subtracting Whole Numbers (Variable on Left)

This video provides examples of how to solve one step equations by adding and subtracting with the variable on the left side of the equations. Whole Numbers



Ex: Solve One Step Equations By Multiplying & Dividing Whole Numbers (Variable on Left)

This video provides examples of how to solve one step equations by multiplying and dividing with the variable on the left side of the equations. Whole Numbers

Ex: Solve One Step Equations By Adding & Subtracting Whole Numbers (Variable on Right)

This video provides examples of how to solve one step equations by adding and subtracting with the variable on the right side of the equations. Whole Numbers

Ex: Solve One Step Equations By Multiplying & Dividing Whole Numbers (Variable on Right)

This video provides examples of how to solve one step equations by multiplying and dividing with the variable on the right side of the equations. Whole Numbers



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