Out of a deck of cards (which always has 52 cards) there are four suits, so 1/4 of all the cards will be of the suit spades. 1/4 of 52 is 13 cards. The thirteen cards will be numerical cards from 2-10 and the face cards (King, Queen, Jack and Ace). So the cards that would be a spade greater than 2 and less than 9 (non-inclusive) would be these six cards: 3,4,5,6,7 and 8. The odds of drawing one of those cards would be 6/52 or 3/26 when you simplify. The odds against drawing one of those six would be 46/52 or 23/26 when simplified. Hope this is helpful!