I dont seem to understand algebra,like when my parents and my teachers teach me i feel like i understand but when i walk away and try doing one on my own its like what language is this in .
Another thing to think about: ask yourself what the problem is asking for. for a one step equation you will do one step to solve for the variable. Your goal is to get the variable (x) ALONE on one side of the equation (= sign).
3 + __ = 4
3 + x = 4 (subtract 3 from both sides) (3-3=0) and (4-3=1)
3 -3 + x = 4 -3
x = 1
SO, 3 + 1 = 4 (there was a positive 3 so you did the opposite by subtracting)
6x = 12 (ask, 6 times what equals 12?) (the opposite here is division) (so divide each side 6)
6x = 12
x = 2
SO, 6(2) = 12
in other words, 6 times 2 equals 12
These are examples of one step equations. I'm sure you can get help here with more complicated equations. We like to help!