Here is an example of how to solve a one-step equation. Remember to read the lesson on this topic.

Basic steps to follow:

1. Look at the equation and think what step would need to be taken to isolate the variable

2. Take the step you identified above and do it to both sides of the equation

3. Solve the equation; it’s always a good idea to plug in your result and verify the solution is correct

Important habits to master math:

1. write out all steps

2. be very neat

3. use pencil not pen

4. review your work as your go

5. make sure you know the basics like fractions, positive and negative numbers and order of operations