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I need help solving the problem not the answer. (Multiple Choice)

The steps below show the incomplete solution to find the value of x for the equation
7x + 8 − 3x = −6 + 10:

Step 1: 7x + 8 − 3x = −6 + 10
Step 2: 7x + 8 − 3x = 4
Step 3: 4x + 8 = 4

Which of these is most likely the next step?

4x = 12 ***
4x = 4
4x = −4
4x = −12

I believe it might be A someone explain please

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  1. think carefully. The next step is to subtract 8 from both sides.

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  2. That is not a answer choice though

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  3. Subtract 8 from both sides.

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  4. Ok 8 -8 and 4 - 8
    then
    4x = -4
    Ok The answer is C thank you for the help!!

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  5. Welcome

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  6. 4X=-4

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  7. thank you guys so much!!! :3

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