1 | = | x |

| |

8 | 8 |

Cross multiply:
1 * 8 = 8 * x
Simplifying
1 * 8 = 8 * x
Multiply 1 * 8
8 = 8 * x
Solving
8 = 8x
Solving for variable 'x'.
Move all terms containing x to the left, all other terms to the right.
Add '-8x' to each side of the equation.
8 + -8x = 8x + -8x
Combine like terms: 8x + -8x = 0
8 + -8x = 0
Add '-8' to each side of the equation.
8 + -8 + -8x = 0 + -8
Combine like terms: 8 + -8 = 0
0 + -8x = 0 + -8
-8x = 0 + -8
Combine like terms: 0 + -8 = -8
-8x = -8
Divide each side by '-8'.
x = 1
Simplifying
x = 1