Worksheets for linear equations
Find here an unlimited supply of printable worksheets for solving linear equations, available as both PDF and html files. You can customize the worksheets to include onestep, twostep, or multistep equations, variable on both sides, parenthesis, and more. The worksheets suit prealgebra and algebra 1 courses (grades 69).
You can choose from SEVEN basic types of equations, ranging from simple to complex, explained below (such as onestep equations, variable on both sides, or having to use the distributive property). Customize the worksheets using the generator below.
Basic instructions for the worksheets
Each worksheet is randomly generated and thus unique. The answer key is automatically generated and is placed on the second page of the file.
You can generate the worksheets either in html or PDF format — both are easy to print. To get the PDF worksheet, simply push the button titled “Create PDF” or “Make PDF worksheet”. To get the worksheet in html format, push the button “View in browser” or “Make html worksheet”. This has the advantage that you can save the worksheet directly from your browser (choose File → Save) and then edit it in Word or other word processing program.
Sometimes the generated worksheet is not exactly what you want. Just try again! To get a different worksheet using the same options:
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Readymade worksheets
The simplest onestep equations, no negative numbers (grade 6). View in browser Create PDF 
Onestep equations, no negative numbers, may need to simplify on one side first (grade 6). View in browser Create PDF 
Onestep equations, the root may be negative (grade 7). View in browser Create PDF 
Onestep equations, involving negative integers (grade 7). View in browser Create PDF 
Twostep equations (grades 78) View in browser Create PDF 
Twostep equations with negative integers (grades 78) View in browser Create PDF 
Equations including parentheses; use the distributive property (grades 78) View in browser Create PDF 
Variable on both sides and includes parentheses (grades 78) View in browser Create PDF 
Variable on both sides and includes parentheses & decimal numbers (grades 89) View in browser Create PDF 
Challenge: Equations with rational expressions (grades 89) View in browser Create PDF 
See also
Worksheets for simplifying expressions
Worksheets for evaluating expressions with variables
Worksheets for writing expressions with variables from verbal expressions
Worksheets for linear inequalities

Choose the types of equations generated for the worksheet. Choose AT LEAST one type.
Type 1: onestep equations (the simplest possible, such as x + 6 = 19 or 6x = 17 or x/7 = 18) nonnegative solutions only Type 2: other onestep equations (such as 4 = 8 − x) nonnegative solutions only Type 3: onestep equations where you first need to simplify an expression on one side (such as 4x = 19 − 7 or 10x − 2x = 16) nonnegative solutions only Type 4: twostep equations (such as 4x − 5 = 19 or (2x) / 6 = 5) Type 5: includes parenthesis (such as 4(x + 5) = 50) Type 6: variable on both sides (such as 4x + 5 = 9 + 7x) Type 7: general, multistep (such as (3x)/2 = (4x − 5)/7) 
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Key to Algebra Workbooks
Key to Algebra offers a unique, proven way to introduce algebra to your students. New concepts are explained in simple language, and examples are easy to follow. Word problems relate algebra to familiar situations, helping students to understand abstract concepts. Students develop understanding by solving equations and inequalities intuitively before formal solutions are introduced. Students begin their study of algebra in Books 14 using only integers. Books 57 introduce rational numbers and expressions. Books 810 extend coverage to the real number system.