Relative
to angle A, this is how the sides of a right triangle
would be labeled. |

**The cotangent
of angle A equals the length of the adjacent side divided by
the length of the opposite side.**

**We could write:**

**cot(A) = adj / opp**

**So, for
example, if the length of the adjacent side was 8 and the
length of the opposite side was 6, then we would write:**

**cot(A) = 8 / 6**

**cot(A) = 1.3333**