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## Algebra (all content)

### Course: Algebra (all content) > Unit 2

Lesson 4: One-step multiplication & division equations- One-step division equations
- One-step multiplication equations
- One-step multiplication & division equations
- One-step multiplication & division equations
- One-step multiplication & division equations: fractions & decimals
- One-step multiplication & division equations: fractions & decimals
- One-step equations review

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# One-step equations review

A one-step equation is an algebraic equation you can solve in only one step. You've solved the equation when you get the variable by itself, with no numbers in front of it, on one side of the equal sign.

## What are one-step equations?

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**one-step equation**is an algebraic equation you can solve in only one step. Once you've solved it, you've found the value of the variable that makes the equation true.To solve one-step equations, we do the inverse (opposite) of whatever operation is being performed on the variable, so we get the variable by itself. The inverse operations are:

- Addition and subtraction
- Multiplication and division

The most important thing to remember is that whatever you do to one side of the equation, you have to do the same thing to the other side.

*Want to learn more about solving one-step equations? Check out this video.*

### Example: One-step equation with addition

**Solve for k in the following equation:**

We want to get k by itself on the left hand side of the equation. Right now k has 18 added to it, so we want to do the inverse and

*subtract*18 from both sides of the equation. Here's what that looks like:### Example: One-step equation with division

**Solve for x in the following equation:**

We want to get x by itself on the left hand side of the equation. Right now x is being divided by 4, so we want to do the inverse and

*multiply*by 4 on both sides of the equation. Here's what that looks like:## Want to join the conversation?

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- A one-step equation is an algebraic equation you can solve in only one step. Once you've solved it, you've found the value of the variable that makes the equation true. To solve one-step equations, we do the inverse (opposite) of whatever operation is being performed on the variable, so we get the variable by itself.(3 votes)

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