x | = | 2 |

| |

1 | 1 |

Cross multiply:
x * 1 = 1 * 2
Simplifying
x * 1 = 1 * 2
Reorder the terms for easier multiplication:
1x = 1 * 2
Multiply 1 * 2
1x = 2
Solving
1x = 2
Solving for variable 'x'.
Move all terms containing x to the left, all other terms to the right.
Divide each side by '1'.
x = 2
Simplifying
x = 2