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\begin{eqnarray}[\{]
$$\frac{\partial{x_i}}{\partial{q_j}} = \sum_{j = 1}^{n}\frac{\partial{x_i}}{\partial{q_j}}$$ \\
$$\frac{\partial{y_i}}{\partial{q_j}} = \sum_{j = 1}^{n}\frac{\partial{y_i}}{\partial{q_j}}$$ \\
$$\frac{\partial{z_i}}{\partial{q_j}} = \sum_{j = 1}^{n}\frac{\partial{z_i}}{\partial{q_j}}$$
\end{eqnarray}


• Welcome to TeX SX! Even dolls can... – Bernard Feb 13 '18 at 15:16
• your use of eqnarray is very wrong ... remove all \$ and than try again. if you will provide complete but small document we can easily show how to correct type your system of equations. – Zarko Feb 13 '18 at 15:19
• @Hitman01, anyway consider other part of my comment. eqnarray is considered obsolete. try to use environment from amsmath package. – Zarko Feb 13 '18 at 15:36
• @Hitman01: See eqnarray vs align. – Werner Feb 13 '18 at 15:37

You shouldn't use eqnarray, as it leads to bad spacings. Use the amsmath environments instead. I suppose you're after this:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}

\usepackage{empheq}
\usepackage{esdiff}

\begin{document}

\begin{empheq}[left = \empheqlbrace\;]{align}
\diffp{x_i}{{q_j}} & = \smash[t]{\sum_{j = 1}^{n}}\diffp{x_i}{{q_j}} \\
\diffp{y_i}{{q_j}} & = \sum_{j = 1}^{n}\diffp{y_i}{{q_j}} \\
\diffp{z_i}{{q_j}} & = \smash[b]{\sum_{j = 1}^{n}}\diffp{z_i}{{q_j}}
\end{empheq}

\end{document} or with use cases package;

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}

\usepackage{cases}
\usepackage{esdiff}

\begin{document}

\begin{numcases}{}
\diffp{x_i}{{q_j}} = \sum_{j=1}^{n}\diffp{x_i}{{q_j}} \\
\diffp{y_i}{{q_j}} = \sum_{j=1}^{n}\diffp{y_i}{{q_j}} \\
\diffp{z_i}{{q_j}} = \sum_{j=1}^{n}\diffp{z_i}{{q_j}}
\end{numcases}

\end{document} 