A particular inherited abnormality in humans has been shown to be an X-linked recessive trait. In one family seeking professional help from a genetic counselor, the following information is known:
1. The mother shows the abnormality.
2. Their only child is a daughter who is normal.
i) If their next child is a son, what is the probability that he will show the abnormality?
ii) What is the probability that the next child born will be a daughter showing the abnormality?
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