Refactor Global Variables Out of Functions55

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Having trouble understanding this exercise. Can anyone assist?

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// the global variable
var bookList = ["The Hound of the Baskervilles", "On The Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies", "Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica", "Disquisitiones Arithmeticae"];

/* This function should add a book to the list and return the list */
// New parameters should come before the bookName one

// Add your code below this line
function add (bookName) {
  let arr=bookList.slice(0);
  arr.push(bookName);
  return arr;
  
  // Add your code above this line
}

/* This function should remove a book from the list and return the list */
// New parameters should come before the bookName one

// Add your code below this line
function remove (bookName) {
  if (bookList.indexOf(bookName) >= 0) {
    
    return bookList.splice(0, 1, bookName);
    
    // Add your code above this line
    }
}

var newBookList = add(bookList, 'A Brief History of Time');
var newerBookList = remove(bookList, 'On The Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies');
var newestBookList = remove(add(bookList, 'A Brief History of Time'), 'On The Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies');

console.log(bookList);

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Link to the challenge:
https://learn.freecodecamp.org/javascript-algorithms-and-data-structures/functional-programming/refactor-global-variables-out-of-functions

Variables exist within a scope depending on where they are defined.

If the scope is global, then all functions can access them.

But often that can have unintended side effects, so it is better to rely on function scope or block scope for greater predictability.

This challenge requires you to change where the variable is defined so that it is only accessible from within the function that needs it.

Which part of the instructions are you not understanding?