Take the inverse cotangent of both sides of the equation to extract from inside the cotangent.

The exact value of is .

The cotangent function is negative in the second and fourth quadrants. To find the second solution, subtract the reference angle from to find the solution in the third quadrant.

Simplify .

To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .

Write each expression with a common denominator of , by multiplying each by an appropriate factor of .

Combine.

Multiply by .

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Simplify the numerator.

Multiply by .

Subtract from .

Move the negative in front of the fraction.

Add to .

The resulting angle of is positive and coterminal with .

The period of the function can be calculated using .

Replace with in the formula for period.

Solve the equation.

The absolute value is the distance between a number and zero. The distance between and is .

Divide by .

The period of the function is so values will repeat every radians in both directions.

, for any integer

Consolidate the answers.

, for any integer

Solve for x cot(x)=-1