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

The exact value of is .

Multiply both sides of the equation by .

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Cancel the common factor of .

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

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

Multiply both sides of the equation by .

Simplify both sides of the equation.

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

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.

Move to the left of .

Add and .

Cancel the common factor of .

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Subtract from .

The resulting angle of is positive, less than , and coterminal with .

The period of the function can be calculated using .

Replace with in the formula for period.

Solve the equation.

is approximately which is positive so remove the absolute value

Multiply the numerator by the reciprocal of the denominator.

Move to the left of .

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

, for any integer

Solve for x cot(x/2)=1