# How do you find the derivative of #(cot^(2)x)#?

##### 2 Answers

Sep 1, 2015

#### Explanation:

first you get the derivative of the indice, then the trig function, lastly the x.

it's easy if you remember it that way ;)

May 29, 2017

#### Explanation:

I like the previous answer, but I think it's simpler to use the product rule. Since