Pre-Algebra: Chapter 2

Solving One-Step Equations

Isolate the variable!

When we solve equations, we are working to get the variable by itself. To do this, we must start by looking at which side of the equation the variable is on.

Do the inverse!

Once we have looked at the side that the variable is on, we must get rid of the number with it by doing the inverse. The inverse always means the opposite.