Mrs. Harris went to the mall to buy Christmas presents. She spent half of her money plus $7 at a department store. She then spent half of the remaining money plus $8 at the electronics store. At the end she had $35 left. How much money did Mrs. Harris have at the beginning of her shopping trip?
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