Clyde's making a mess at the Soda Factory! Cracked tanks, leaks, adding too many ingredients, not filling soda bottles correctly: Clyde made them all! Read the clues and do your best to answer the questions.

A 6th grader should understand that equations and inequalities are mathematical statements used to compare numbers and expressions. An equation shows that two expressions are equal using the "=" sign, such as 3 + 2 = 5. To solve an equation, they need to find the variable's value that makes it true. On the other hand, inequalities compare two expressions using symbols for less than, greater than, less than or equal to, and greater than or equal to. For example, 3 + 2 > 4 means that 5 is greater than 4. They should also understand that solving inequalities involves finding the range of values that make the inequality true, much like solving equations but with attention to the direction of the inequality sign.