2 | = | 24 |

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x | 12 |

Cross multiply:
2 * 12 = x * 24
Simplifying
2 * 12 = x * 24
Multiply 2 * 12
24 = x * 24
Reorder the terms for easier multiplication:
24 = 24x
Solving
24 = 24x
Solving for variable 'x'.
Move all terms containing x to the left, all other terms to the right.
Add '-24x' to each side of the equation.
24 + -24x = 24x + -24x
Combine like terms: 24x + -24x = 0
24 + -24x = 0
Add '-24' to each side of the equation.
24 + -24 + -24x = 0 + -24
Combine like terms: 24 + -24 = 0
0 + -24x = 0 + -24
-24x = 0 + -24
Combine like terms: 0 + -24 = -24
-24x = -24
Divide each side by '-24'.
x = 1
Simplifying
x = 1