# How do you solve one step equations involving addition and subtraction?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 8, 2018

Always work backwards.

#### Explanation:

when something is lost a person retraces their steps working backwards. So consider a variable as something that is lost it locations unknown.

To work backwards do the opposite. If the term is positive subtract that value from both sides. If the term is negative add that value to

both sides.