How is the fnet in this scenario 0 in both the x and y compo

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Homework Statement


A flag of mass 2.5 kg is supported by a single rope as show in figure 13. a strong horizontal wind exerts a force of 12 N on the flag. Calculate the tension in the string?
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Homework Equations


0=Fg-Tsinθ
0=12-Tcosθ

The Attempt at a Solution


I get the right answer when both the fnets = 0, but I don't get understand how in a situation like that that would be the case, isn't the the wind exerting force on the flag so it moves at an angle?
 

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Yes. You have two forces acting on the flag: aerodynamic drag and gravity.
 
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so it moves at an angle?
Not sure what you are bothered by. Are you questioning the way the flag is shown, i.e. as horizontal?
 

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