Algebra 1 : How to solve one-step equations

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for Algebra 1

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Example Questions

Example Question #91 : How To Solve One Step Equations

Veronica works as a computer programmer who makes  per hour. How many hours does she have to work in order to earn ?

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Explanation:

Let  be the number of hours Veronica must work.

Since we know that she is paid  per hour, we can write the following equation:

To solve for , divide both sides by .

Veronica needs to work for  hours to earn .

Example Question #92 : How To Solve One Step Equations

After spending  on groceries, Jimmy has  remaining. How much money did Jimmy have before buying groceries?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Let  be the amount Jimmy had before buying groceries.

Since we know that he spent  on groceries, we can write the following equation:

To solve for , add  to both sides of the equation.

Jimmy had  before buying groceries.

Example Question #91 : How To Solve One Step Equations

Solve for :

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

To solve for , you will need to get  on its own. To do so, divide both sides by .

 

Example Question #94 : Algebra 1

Solve for :

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

To solve for , you will need to get  on its own. To do so, divide both sides by .

 

Example Question #95 : Algebra 1

Solve for :

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

To solve for , you will need to get  on its own. To do so, divide both sides by .

 

Example Question #93 : How To Solve One Step Equations

Catherine spends  more hours practicing basketball every week than Michael does. If Catherine spent  hours practicing basketball this week, how many hours did Michael practice baksetball?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Let  be the number of hours Michael spends practicing.

We know from the question that Catherine spends  more hours practicing. We can then write the following expression to show the number of hours Catherine spends practicing in terms of :

Since we also know that Catherine spent  hours practicing, we can then write the following equation:

To solve for , subtract  from both sides.

Michael spent  hours practicing basketball.

Example Question #91 : How To Solve One Step Equations

Solve for :

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to solve for , subtract  from both sides of the equation.

Example Question #94 : How To Solve One Step Equations

Solve for :

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to solve for , you will need to add  to both sides of the equation.

Example Question #99 : Algebra 1

Solve for :

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to solve for , you will need to add  to both sides of the equation.

 

Example Question #100 : Algebra 1

Solve for :

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to solve for , add  to both sides of the equation.

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