. The reciprocal of a negative rational number is
C: cannot be determined
We know that a reciprocal expression is one that, when multiplied by another expression, yields unity (1). One divided by the reciprocal of any amount equals the reciprocal of that quantity.
Now, for a number ‘x’, by writing the inverse of the given integer with a minus sign underneath it, the reciprocal can be found, i.e. (-1/x)
Thus, the correct answer is option (A), negative.