I am really not sure if this is the right place to post a question like this, but I'm absolute stuck on this question. I would appreciate an answer greatly.
A park is undergoing renovations to its gardens. One garden that was originally a square is being adjusted so that one side is doubled in length and the other is decreased by three meters. The new rectangular garden will have an area that is $25\%$ more than the original square garden. Write an equation that could be used to determine the length of a side of the original square garden. Then determine the area, in square meters, of the new rectangular garden.
(As an aside, I've gotten up to the point of finding the equation. Mine was $1.25x^2=(2x)(x-3)$. Not sure if this is correct, just trying to specify where I get stuck.)