I'm supposed to find Vb, Ve, Ic, Vc and Vce for this circuit but I have never seen anything like this, so I'm lost on how to even approach it.
Do I start from KVL and write two loops? But then there's way too many unknowns. Here's a very poor attempt at writing one:
Top loop: -VR1 - Vbc - VRc + 20 = 0 Bottom loop: -VR2 - VRe - Veb = 0
Do I assume the NPN transistor is in active mode and set Vbe = 0.7v? We don't know that until we find the actual relevant voltages around the transistor.
This somewhat resembles a voltage divider, but it doesn't seem like one.
Rough guideline is fine, I'd like to know a starting point on how to tackle this problem.