# Problem #896

 896 A telephone number has the form $\text{ABC-DEF-GHIJ}$, where each letter represents a different digit. The digits in each part of the number are in decreasing order; that is, $A > B > C$, $D > E > F$, and $G > H > I > J$. Furthermore, $D$, $E$, and $F$ are consecutive even digits; $G$, $H$, $I$, and $J$ are consecutive odd digits; and $A + B + C = 9$. Find $A$. $\text{(A)}\ 4\qquad \text{(B)}\ 5\qquad \text{(C)}\ 6\qquad \text{(D)}\ 7\qquad \text{(E)}\ 8$ This problem is copyrighted by the American Mathematics Competitions.
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