5 | = | x |

| |

1 | 1 |

Cross multiply:
5 * 1 = 1 * x
Simplifying
5 * 1 = 1 * x
Multiply 5 * 1
5 = 1 * x
Solving
5 = 1x
Solving for variable 'x'.
Move all terms containing x to the left, all other terms to the right.
Add '-1x' to each side of the equation.
5 + -1x = 1x + -1x
Combine like terms: 1x + -1x = 0
5 + -1x = 0
Add '-5' to each side of the equation.
5 + -5 + -1x = 0 + -5
Combine like terms: 5 + -5 = 0
0 + -1x = 0 + -5
-1x = 0 + -5
Combine like terms: 0 + -5 = -5
-1x = -5
Divide each side by '-1'.
x = 5
Simplifying
x = 5