# How do you check solutions when solving one step equations?

##### 2 Answers

Jul 5, 2018

Substitute the solution for the variable in the equation and see if both sides of the equation are equal.

#### Explanation:

For example:

Subtract

Now check by substituting

Jul 5, 2018

See below:

#### Explanation:

When we want to check solutions for any equation, we plug the value of the variable in.

For example, if we have the equation

This easy solves to

We know what

This is true, so

Hope this helps!