The lengths of the sides of right triangle ABC are shown in the figure below.

What is the cotangent of ∠B?

What is the cotangent of ∠B?

A.) x/y

B.) x/z

C.) y/z

D.) z/x

E.) z/y

B.) x/z

C.) y/z

D.) z/x

E.) z/y

**adjacent**

---------- = cotangent of an angle

opposite

---------- = cotangent of an angle

opposite

the side adjacent to ∠B is x

the side opposite of ∠B is z

cotangent of ∠B = x/z

**B.) x/z**

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