I've been stuck on this question for an hour now. Can you please help me do it and understand it?
The area of a rectangular piece of land is 280 square meters. If the length of the land was 5 meters less and the width was 1 meter more, the shape of the land would be a square.
Part A: Write an equation to find the width (x) of the land. Show the steps of your work. (5 points)
Part B: What is the width of the land in meters? Show the steps of your work. (5 points)

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So far I have:
\[A = L*W\]
and that'll be
\[280 = (l -5) (w + 1)\].

the quadratic equation can be factored.

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