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I want to link the master sheet that I have created to multiple more I will make just like it. The other sheets are to have information inputted into them to keep track of the information I need.

What I'm wondering is, is there a way for me to link these sheets so when i add a line or edit a square's value, could it update the other spreadsheets as well. This way i won't have to edit each sheet because i will have over 100.

If the information is in the exact same cells, then you can group the sheets before you enter the data or insert rows, etc.
With the master sheet active, ctrl/click on the other sheet(s), then whatever you do on one sheet will be done on all the sheets in the group. Right-click the sheet tab and select Ungroup sheets when done.
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