Hi Adrian! I don't think you're alone, as others were confused; sorry about the frustrating experience. These Road Trip courses are being migrated over to a newer platform, which'll fix up any objective issues, and will probably help with some more subjective confusing ones like this.
At the very least, it'll give us a good starting point to better fix things up and start to later on directly address these problems.
The keys in this challenge are to extract the key parts of the problem description:
Build a function meaning you'll need to create one function.
- Follow the instructions in the "Your function should:"bulleted list. Mentions ifs, but no loops
And, as you did, always ask here! Sounds like you figured things out, but you're not using data from the last challenge, but instead creating a function as specified.