- Writing and Solving One-Step Equations
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- Solving a One-Step Linear Equation Problem Type 1
- Solving a One-Step Linear Equation Problem Type 2
- Additive Property of Equality With Whole Numbers
- Solving an Equation With Multiplication or Division
- Multiplicative Property of Equality With Whole Numbers
- Translating a Sentence Into a One-Step Equation

In this type of problems, we use either only addition or subtraction operation to move the numbers and get the solution for the one-step equations.

Identify the solution to the linear equation 3 + x = −5

**Step 1:**

In this problem, we use subtraction to move the numbers and get the solution for the one-step equation.

3 + x = −5

**Step 2:**

Subtracting 3 from both sides of the equation to isolate the variable x.

3 + x – 3 = −5 – 3

So, x = −8

Identify the solutions to the linear equation −11 − y = 8

**Step 1:**

In this problem, we use addition to move the numbers and get the solution for the one-step equation.

−11 − y = 8

**Step 2:**

Adding 11 to both sides of the equation to isolate the variable y.

−11 – y + 11 = 8 + 11

– y = 19

**Step 3:**

Changing sign on both sides of the equation

So, y = − 19

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