Problem Statement: 1. Given that the beta of a transistor is 36, Vcc=5v, Vbb= 3.6V, Rc=440 ohm, Rb=640 ohm, find Ic, and Ib. Also find power dissipated across transistor. Figure: http://yfrog.com/7hdiagram1j Assume silicon diode. [Ie vbe = 0.7] The attempt at a solution I applied voltage equations on the collector and base loop. My equations are: 5 - 440Ic - Vce = 0 ------(1) and 3.6 -40Ib - 0.7 =0 ------(2) I got the value of Ib from equation 2. Now I cant find Ic. I tried using the following relation: Ic = beta Ib. But then Ic comes to 3.625 A which is wrong. What am I doing wrong? How do I solve this?