Introduction to Solving One-Step Equations Using Integers

What you’ll learn to do: Solve one-step equations using integers

A basket of apples sitting in the grass

The apples are picked–now it’s time to divvy them up!

After a day of apple picking, Jessica, Mark, and Kim decide to split up their apples equally. In their shared basket, they count [latex]39[/latex] apples total. How many apples can each of them take home? To find out, they’ll need to use division in a one-step variable equation. In this section, you’ll learn how to maintain equality on both sides of the equation and solve for a variable.

Before you get started, take this readiness quiz.

readiness quiz


If you missed this problem, review this example.

Evaluate [latex]x+7[/latex] when

  1. [latex]x=3[/latex]
  2. [latex]x=12[/latex]


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Evaluate [latex]9x - 2,[/latex] when

  1. [latex]x=5[/latex]
  2. [latex]x=1[/latex]


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