**Alg 3.1** - One Step Equations

**A1.1.4**Solve simple equations in one variable using inverse relationships between operations such as addition and subtraction (taking the opposite), multiplication and division (multiplying by the reciprocal), raising to a power and taking a root;

**One-Step equations**are as straightforward as they sound. You only need to perform one operation on both sides in order to solve these type of equations.

The strategy for getting the variable by itself with a coefficient of 1 involves using opposite operations. For example, to move something that is added to the other side of the equation, you should subtract. The most important thing to remember in solving a linear equations is that whatever you do to one side of the equation, you MUST do to the other side. So if you subtract a number from one side, you MUST subtract the same value from the other side. You will see how this works in the examples.

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