I am trying to determine the mode of operation for the following circuit and find the voltages and currents: I am given that β = 50 I know that VEC > VEC,sat for a transistor in active mode I applied KVL on the right loop and got: VCC = 300Ic + 1000Ic + VEC VEC = VCC - 1300Ic i'm not sure if the above is right or where to go from here. what is throwing me off is the 300 Ω resistor connected to the 1kΩ resistor. is the node between the two B or C? or are B and C equal in this case? thanks in advance.