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Beginner here, I have been trying to use Overleaf after writing on ShareLaTex but the text isn't being correctly read. This is the original code:

\left\{
\begin{array}{11}
  \frac{x^2+2x}{x+1} \geq 0 \\
  x > -1 \\
\end{array} 
\right.

And this is the error I get:

LaTeX Error: Illegal character in array arg.

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...                                              

l.43 \begin{array}{11}

What did I do wrong?

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    Welcome to TeX.SE! It's ll, not 11. l, as in left-align.
    – Troy
    Dec 11, 2017 at 16:18

1 Answer 1

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Your code works in the following way (see Troy's comment)

\documentclass{article}
 \begin{document}
\[
\left\{
\begin{array}{l} % not \begin{array}{11}
  \frac{x^2+2x}{x+1} \geq 0 \\
  x > -1 \\
\end{array} 
\right.
\]
\end{document}

but it is better:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\begin{document}
\[
\left\{
\begin{aligned}
  \frac{x^2+2x}{x+1} &\geq 0 \\
  x &> -1 \\
\end{aligned} 
\right.
\]
\end{document}

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