Incorrect Definition of "Latitude"

Chapter 4, Lab 1 defines latitude as

Latitude decreases in value as you move west

Latitude specifies the North-South position of a point on Earth. Longitude specifies the East-West position of a point on Earth. This is made even more confusing by the coordinate tuple not following the generally accepted convention of (latitude, longitude). The question should be rewritten as:

Longitude decreases in value as you move west.

How many trips in the sample_training.trips collection started at stations that are to the west of the -74 longitude coordinate?

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@Michael_Ruth1 you are most certainly correct. Good job bringing this up!

This confused me immensely, and I kept getting the incorrect answer because I was basing my calculations on the scientific version instead of the version portrayed in the lab.

Reference: Britannica, T. Editors of Encyclopaedia (2021, January 6). Latitude and longitude. Encyclopedia Britannica. latitude and longitude | Definition, Examples, Diagrams, & Facts | Britannica