Can You Solve These One-Step Equations?

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About This Quiz

Mathematics is often treated as some terribly arcane and unknowable magical topic where you can't possibly figure it out unless you're one of those Hollywood genius types who sees the world in terms of angles, numbers, and symbols - the sort of person who covers every wall in their house in hundreds of tiny little equations that mean nothing to anyone but them. Of course, we know this is not true. Anyone who can count can do a little bit of mathematics, and that includes chimpanzees, dolphins and even the smarter horses.

Math is about precision and process, and understanding which one to use and making sure you don't skip any steps. That's why when you want to learn how to tackle the really tough stuff, you start with the lower-hanging fruit. At first, that means addition and subtraction, then multiplication and division, then powers and square roots. All of these appear in equations that are known - perhaps rather unimaginatively - as "one-step equations", because a single calculation will solve them.

How many of these can you do? How tough do they have to get before you flee screaming? Or will you just sail through all of them easily? Let's find out!

k+11=27; solve for k

In the equation, k+10=27, k is equal to 16. Simply subtract 11 from 27 to get the answer.

24=y+19; solve for y.

In the equation 24=y+19, y is equal to 5. Simply subtract 19 from 24 to get the answer.

27=15+n; solve for n.

In the equation 27=15+n, n is equal to 12. Simply subtract 15 from 27 to get the answer.

p+12=30; solve for p.

In the equation p+12=30, p is equal to 18. Simply subtract 12 from 30 to get the answer.

30=k+23; solve for k.

In the equation 30=k+23, k is equal to 7. Simply subtract 23 from 30 to get the answer.

29=p+20; solve for p.

In the equation 29=p+20, p is equal to 9. Simply subtract 20 from 29 to get the answer.

p−18=3, solve for p.

In the equation p−18=3, p is equal to 21. Simply add 18 and 3 to get the answer.

m − 1 = 6; solve for m.

In the equation, m − 1 = 6, m is equal to 7. Simply add 1 and 6 to get the answer.

w − 3 = 3; solve for w.

In the equation w − 3 = 3, w is equal to 6. Simply add 3 and 3 to get the answer.

8 = w + 5; solve for w.

In the equation 8 = w + 5, w is equal to 3. Simply subtract 5 from 8 to get the answer.

4 = 2y; solve for y.

In the equation 4 = 2y, y is equal to 2. Simply divide 4 by 2 to get the answer.

q + 5 = 20; solve for q.

In the equation q + 5 = 20, q is equal to 15. Simply subtract 5 from 20 to get the answer.

3d = 18; solve for d.

In the equation 3d = 18, d is equal to 6. Simply divide 18 by 3 to get the answer.

k + 13 = 14; solve for k.

In the equation k + 13 = 14, k is equal to 1. Simply subtract 13 from 14 to get the answer.

2r = 16; solve for r.

In the equation 2r = 16, r is equal to 8. Simply divide 16 by 2 to get the answer.

m + 7 = 18; solve for m.

In the equation m + 7 = 18, m is equal to 11. Simply subtract 7 from 18 to get the answer.

9 = 3b; solve for b.

In the equation 9 = 3b, b is equal to 3. Simply divide 9 by 3 to get the answer.

3z=3; solve for z.

In the equation 3z=3, z is equal to 1. Simply divide 3 by 3 to get the answer.

x + 5 = 9; solve for x.

In the equation x + 5 = 9, x is equal to 4. Simply subtract 5 from 9 to get the answer.

6x = 36; solve for x.

In the equation 6x = 36, x is equal to 6. Simply divide 36 by 6 to get the answer.

8x = 16; solve for x.

In the equation 8x = 16, x is equal to 2. Simply divide 16 by 8 to get the answer.

5n = 50; solve for n.

In the equation 5n = 50, n is equal to 10. Simply divide 50 by 5 to get the answer.

x - 12 = 14; solve for x.

In the equation x - 12 = 14, x is equal to 26. Simply add 12 to 14 to get the answer.

4x = 28; solve for x.

In the equation 4x = 28, x is equal to 7. Simply divide 28 by 4 to get the answer.

x - 7 = 3; solve for x.

In the equation x - 7 = 3, x is equal to 10. Simply add 7 to 3 to get the answer.

5x=40; solve for x.

In the equation 5x=40, x is equal to 8. Simply divide 40 by 5 to get the answer.

y - 7 = 10; solve for y.

In the equation y - 7 = 10, y is equal to 17. Simply add 7 to 10 to get the answer.

v + 9= 16; solve for v.

In the equation v + 9= 16, v is equal to 7. Simply subtract 9 from 16 to get the answer.

x - 11 = 16; solve for x.

In the equation x - 11 = 16; x is equal to 27. Simply add 11 to 16 to get the answer.

30 = a + 20; solve for a.

In the equation 30 = a + 20, a is equal to 10. Simply subtract 20 from 30 to get the answer.

14 = b +3; solve for b.

In the equation 14 = b +3, b is equal to 11. Simply subtract 3 from 14 to get the answer.

- 14 = x - 18; solve for x.

In the equation - 14 = x - 18, x is equal to 4. Simply add 18 to -14 to get the answer.

22 = 16 + m; solve for m.

In the equation 22 = 16 + m, m is equal to 6. Simply subtract 16 from 22 to get the answer.

13 = n - 5; solve for n.

In the equation 13 = n - 5, n is equal to 18. Simply add 5 to 13 to get the answer.

4 r = 16; solve for r.

In the equation 4 r = 16, r is equal to 4. Simply divide 16 by 4 to get the answer.

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