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Step #5 from the following Turbo Tax explanation is confusing me. Could someone do a better job of re-wording?

Where to Find Your California Capital Loss Carryover
Look at your 2007 California Schedule D (540) and see if there are amounts on lines 8 and 9. If line 9 is smaller than line 8,
you may have a carryover. No difference means you don't have a carryover.
Follow these steps to figure the amount to carry over to 2008:
1. Start with your California Form 540 or 540NR, line 17.
2. Subtract Form 540/540NR, line 18 from line 17.
3. Take the difference from step 2 and add your loss from California Schedule D, line 11.
4. Compare the result with your loss on California Schedule D, line 8.
5. Subtract the smaller amount in step 4 from the amount on California Schedule D, line 8.
The result is your California capital loss carryover to 2008.

Example numbers one can use to show how to figure it out:

2007 info:
CA Schedule D line 8 --> -100000
CA Schedule D line 9 --> 3000
CA Schedule D line 11 --> -3000

CA 540 line 17 --> 50000
CA 540 line 18 --> 5000

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