# Two-Step Equations

**Two-Step Equations**

*Example: *3 + 10*r* = 163

__Step 1:__ Subtract 3 from both sides, 10*r* = 160

__Step 2:__ Divide both sides by 10, *r* = 16

You can also check if your answer is correct.

Put *r* = 16 on the left hand side of given equation, 3 + 10 (16) = 3 + 160 = 163, which is the same as the right hand side. So, the answer is correct.

*Example:* -2*p* + 1 = 1

__Step 1:__ Subtract 1 from both sides, -2*p* = 0

__Step 2:__ Divide both sides by -2, *p* = 0

**Check you answer: **Put *p* = 0 on the left hand side of given equation, -2*p* + 1 = -2(0) + 1 = 1, which is the same as the right hand side. So, the answer is correct.

** **Check Point

- Solve for
*b*: -3*b*+ 2 = 26 - Solve for
*x*: 1 – 3*x*= -8 - Solve for
*m*: -2*m*+ 2 = 14 - Solve for
*x*: -4*x*– 1 = 27 - Solve for
*k*: 1 – 3k = -7

##### Answer key

- -8
- 3
- -6
- -7
- 2

*Download/Solve a **Worksheet** for Two-step Equations*

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