1. ## Integral help

I don't know how to use the codes, so you will have to bear with me a little

Integrate

(cot x)^2 dx

Everything I tried just doesn't work. I am not sure what trig identity to use to get to the answer.

Thanks for the help

2. Originally Posted by shoff14
Integrate (cot x)^2 dx
What is the derivative of $-x-\cot(x)?$

3. Use $1- csc^{2}x = cot^{2}x$

OR you can use the suggestion above.

4. Thanks, I was thinking to much